Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Bryan Marquard Globe Staff February 26, 2019 Harold Brown liked to tell the story of growing up so poor that his immigrant mother padlocked the icebox between meals to keep her seven hungry children from pilfering food the family would need for its next meal.Years later he was faring better. In the mid-1950s, fresh from the success of building a doughnut shop chain, he bought his first rental property — a Commonwealth Avenue apartment building. One purchase led to another as he created a formidable real estate empire that his company estimates at $2.3 billion. One of Boston’s most storied landlords and entrepreneurs, including a few chapters he probably would have liked to forget, Mr. Brown was 94 when he died Sunday in his Brookline home of congestive heart failure. Advertisement “They’re tough,” he sometimes said of the many … [Read more...] about Harold Brown, who built an expansive real estate empire, dies at 94
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PARIS, Feb 19 (Reuters) - German haute-couture designer Karl Lagerfeld, artistic director at Chanel and an icon of the global fashion industry for over half a century, has died, a source at the French fashion house Chanel said on Tuesday. He was 85.Lagerfeld, instantly recognizable in his dark suits, pony-tailed white hair and tinted sun glasses, was best known for his association with Chanel but simultaneously delivered collections for LVMH's Fendi and his own eponymous label.French celebrity online magazine Purepeople said Lagerfeld died on Tuesday morning after being rushed to a hospital in Neuilly-sur-Seine just outside Paris the night before.A spokesman for Chanel was not immediately available for comment.Related: Karl Lagerfeld with other famous faces 30 PHOTOS Karl Lagerfeld with other famous faces See Gallery Karl Lagerfeld with other famous faces Designer Karl Lagerfeld (L) and Silvia Venturini Fendi greet the audience at the end of the show for fashion house … [Read more...] about Famed fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld dies at 85
PUBLISHED: 20:00 15 February 2019 Andrew Clarke Freddie Mercury, lead singer with the rock group Queen pictured at Live Aid. Photo: PA Wire This month it’s 60 years since Buddy Holly died in a plane crash aged just 22. Our arts editor takes a look back at other stars we lost before their time, from Amy Winehouse and Kurt Cobain to Whitney Houston. Buddy Holly (aircrash)February 3, 1959 was the day the music died – according to singer-songwriter Don MacLean – this was the day that rock ‘n’ roll superstar Buddy Holly died in an air-crash alongside fellow singers Ritchie Valens, and J. P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson.Bespectacled Buddy Holly had swiftly developed a love for rock ‘n’ roll after opening for Elvis Presley on tour dates in Texas during 1955. His style swiftly changed from country to rock and he became a prolific songwriter, penning such all-time classics as That’ll Be The Day, Peggy-Sue, … [Read more...] about How old were these stars when they died?
Video PUBLISHED: 19:14 15 February 2019 Andrew Clarke David Bowie - one of the many great musicians we lost too soon Photo: Martin Rickett/PA Wire Archant This month marks 60 years since Buddy Holly died in a plane crash. He is one of many brilliant musicians who have gone too soon. Elvis, Michael Jackson, Prince, Amy Winehouse and Billie Holiday all died too young, along with George Michael, Kurt Cobain and David Bowie. You can only wonder at what music they still had to make.John Lennon and Jimi Hendrix were both making new albums at the time of their deaths and nearly all of them were haunted by demons and by the pressures of fame which pushed them towards addiction. It frightening to see so many lives cut tragically short. Here are 15 great music stars who died before their time. Buddy Holly (aircrash) – February 3 1959 was the day the music died – according to singer-songwriter Don MacLean – this was the day that … [Read more...] about How old were stars like David Bowie when they died?
A teacher and businesswoman who, with her family, ran a series of successful shops in Scarborough town centre has died at the age of 72. Carole Muriel Marjo-Riitta Jackson’s varied career saw her work at a number of local schools, open an award-winning retro games shop and even form a close friendship with a pop star from Finland.She and husband Barry were probably best known for running the Upstairs Downstairs and Retro 36 shops, both in St Nicholas Street.Born in Scarborough in May 1946, she grew up in Cromwell Terrace, where her parents ran a boarding house.She attended St Martin’s Primary School and Scarborough Convent School, before going to work in Finland as an au-pair, forming a lifelong friendship with her host family’s daughter, who went on to become a famous Finnish pop star.After returning to the UK, and going to Alsager Teacher Training College, her first job was at a primary school in Walsall, where she met her future husband Barry.They moved to … [Read more...] about Much-loved shopkeeper and teacher Carole Jackson dies aged 72