CHICAGO – Iva Toguri D’Aquino, who was convicted and later pardoned of being World War II propagandist “Tokyo Rose,” has died. She was 90.
D’Aquino died Tuesday of natural causes, said her nephew, William Toguri.
Tokyo Rose was the name given by soldiers to a female radio broadcaster responsible for anti-American transmissions intended to demoralize soldiers fighting in the Pacific theater. D’Aquino was the only U.S. citizen identified among the potential suspects.
In 1949, she became the seventh person to be convicted of treason in American history and served six years in prison. But doubts about her possible role as Tokyo Rose later surfaced and she was pardoned by President Gerald Ford in 1977.
D’Aquino spent the years following her release from prison living a quiet life in Chicago.
Edward Albert, actor, actor’s son
MALIBU, Calif. – Edward Albert, who starred opposite Goldie Hawn in the 1972 comedy “Butterflies Are Free” and was the son of film and TV star Eddie Albert, has died. He was 55.
Albert died Friday from lung cancer at his home in Malibu, said Alan Silberberg, a family friend.
Albert made his film debut at 14. He played a runaway who comes across a disturbed Civil War veteran, played by Anthony Perkins, in the 1965 drama “The Fool Killer.”
Albert attended Oxford University and studied psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles.
In 1972, he appeared in “Butterflies Are Free,” playing a blind attorney who attempted to break free from his overly protective mother. The role earned him a Golden Globe as most promising male newcomer.
His movies included “40 Carats,” “The Ice Runner” and “Guarding Tess.” Among his TV credits were appearances on “Falcon Crest,” “Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman” and “Port Charles.”
Joseph Kauffman, Peace Corps leader
MADISON, Wis. – Joseph Kauffman, one of the architects of the Peace Corps, died Friday of cancer, said his daughter, Marcia Krasnow. He was 84.
Kauffman advocated for a national youth corps during John F. Kennedy’s 1960 presidential campaign. He served on the staff under R. Sargent Shriver Jr. that developed the Peace Corps.
From 1961 to 1963, he was the program’s first director of training, was responsible for the preparation of all volunteers for overseas assignments and developed training programs at more than 60 colleges and universities.
Kauffman was also instrumental in establishing recruitment for the Peace Corps on the UW-Madison campus, which consistently leads the nation in the number of volunteers.
Martha Holmes, photographer
NEW YORK – Martha Holmes, a former Life magazine photographer known for her signature pictures of famous people including painter Jackson Pollock and film stars Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, died Tuesday. She was 83.
Holmes died at home in Manhattan, said Bobbi Baker Burrows, a Life picture editor who worked with Holmes and other members of the magazine’s famed group of photographers. Family members said the death was from natural causes.
A native of Louisville, Ky., Holmes was hired by Life in 1944. She was the third female addition to the elite magazine staff and worked mainly out of Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., and later New York.
In 1949, she photographed Pollock at work with a cigarette dangling from his mouth. The image became a U.S. postage stamp, “with the cigarette airbrushed out,” Burrows said.
Holmes depicted Bogart and Bacall at a House Un-American Activities Committee hearing on Communist influence in Hollywood in 1947, CBS newsman Edward R. Murrow driving a tractor on his Connecticut farm and Eleanor Roosevelt walking in woods with a group of orphans.