Lulu Peyraud, the matriarch of a wine-producing family in the Bandol region of southern France, who epitomized a joyous, exuberant and generous Provençal way of life as a cook and a hostess, died Oct. 7 in La Ciotat, France. She was 102. 1:58 p.m.
Faith Stewart-Gordon, an actress who traded Broadway for blini when she married the owner of the Russian Tea Room in Manhattan and then spent nearly three decades as its owner, greeting the glitterati who dined there in her incongruous Southern lilt, died Friday at her home in New Preston, Connecticut. She was 88. 1:52 p.m.
Bernard S. Cohen, who won a landmark case that led to the U.S. Supreme Court’s rejection of laws forbidding interracial marriage and later went on to a successful political career as a state legislator, has died. He was 86. 4:25 p.m.
Tom Kennedy, who earnestly shook the hands of losers and bestowed gee-whiz jollity on winners during a nearly 30-year career hosting television game shows, died Oct. 7 at his home in Oxnard, California. He was 93. 2:21 p.m.