Deaths Elsewhere

Deaths Elsewhere

August 11, 2005

Judith Rossner, 70, who in Looking for Mr. Goodbar and other novels relentlessly analyzed educated women amid the fear and freedom of social and sexual revolutions, died Tuesday at a New York hospital. She had been ill with diabetes and leukemia.

Mr. Goodbar, which came out in 1975, was probably her bestknown work, thanks to the 1977 movie that starred Diane Keaton as the Roman Catholic schoolteacher in New York City who frequents singles bars, with fatal results.

Her many novels also include To the Precipice, His Little Women and August.

Matthew McGrory, the deepvoiced 7-foot-plus actor who moved from appearances on Howard Stern's radio show to a high-profile role as a gentle giant in the movie Big Fish, died Tuesday at his home in Los Angeles, apparently of natural causes.

Mr. McGrory, who wore size 29M-$ shoes, had a role in 2001's Bubble Boy, played an alien in Men In Black II (2002) and portrayed Tiny in the horror movies House of 1000 Corpses (2003) and its sequel released this year, The Devil's Rejects.

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