Margot Kidder (1948 – 2018), “Superman” actress | Legacy.com

So now…Superman and Lois Lane are gone.  RIP

-John

Margot Kidder, who starred as Lois Lane opposite Christopher Reeve in the “Superman” film franchise of the 1970s and 1980s, has died.Kidder died Sunday at her home in Livingston, Montana, according to a notice on the website of Franzen-Davis Funeral Home. She was 69.Kidder’s manager Camilla Fluxman Pines said she died peacefully in her sleep.No cause or other details were given.

Source: Margot Kidder (1948 – 2018), “Superman” actress | Legacy.com

96-Year-Old Legal Secretary Sylvia Bloom Quietly Amasses Fortune, Then Donates $8.2 Million – The New York Times

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This is a great story and a great example of one of the smartest things you can do to achieve success.  That is to emulate others who are successful.  You don’t always need to invent something new.  In fact, many times you don’t.  This is a great example of someone who was smart, insightful, and who made the most of her environment and career path in spite of what might normally might have been seen as a less than inspiring role working for someone else.

-John

Her name was Sylvia Bloom and even her closest friends and relatives had no idea she had amassed a fortune over the decades. She did this by shrewdly observing the investments made by the lawyers she served. “She was a secretary in an era when they ran their boss’s lives, including their personal investments,” recalled her niece Jane Lockshin. “So when the boss would buy a stock, she would make the purchase for him, and then buy the same stock for herself, but in a smaller amount because she was on a secre

Source: 96-Year-Old Secretary Quietly Amasses Fortune, Then Donates $8.2 Million – The New York Times

George Deukmejian, 2-Term California Governor in the ’80s, Dies at 89 – The New York Times

George Deukmejian, a two-term California governor who was admired by Republicans and Democrats alike for his willingness to cross party boundaries, and who quietly shepherded the state through a period of rapid growth and sustained prosperity, died on Tuesday at his home in Long Beach, Calif. He was 89.

Source: George Deukmejian, 2-Term California Governor in the ’80s, Dies at 89 – The New York Times

Thom DeVita, 85, Dies; Revolutionized the Art of Tattooing – The New York Times

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While other tattoo artists offered a rigid set of images and styles, he designed one-of-a-kind tattoos, blending high art, primitivism, Japanese designs and classic Americana. But getting a DeVita tattoo was always a gamble: What you saw on the wall wasn’t necessarily what showed up on your arm. “I don’t tattoo like a stamp, each one exactly the same,” Mr. DeVita said in a 1991 interview for the magazine Tattootime.

Source: Thom DeVita, 85, Dies; Revolutionized the Art of Tattooing – The New York Times