Dana Fradon, whose sophisticated and occasionally absurd lampoons of businessmen, politicians and lawyers helped define The New Yorker’s postwar comic voice, died on Oct. 3 at his home in Woodstock, New York. 8:25 p.m.
Scotty Bowers, who claimed to have been one of Hollywood’s most infamous hustlers and procurers, arranging illicit liaisons with straight and gay film stars, often taking part in the sexual high jinks himself, died Oct. 13 at his home in Los Angeles. 8:15 p.m.
Bruce LeFavour, an eclectic, self-taught American cook who, on nothing more than three years experience in Europe and an innate appreciation of perfect ingredients, helped craft the early California cuisine movement, died Oct. 4 at his home in Port Townsend, Wash. 8:44 p.m.
Mr. Gips, a graphic artist who created many celebrated movie posters, including those for “Rosemary’s Baby” and “Alien,” which hinted at the terror audiences would experience but gave away nothing of the films’ plots, died Oct. 3. 9:15 p.m.