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Celebrity biographer Charles Higham dies

Wrote about lives of Lucille Ball, Katharine Hepburn and Howard Hughes

Celebrity biographer Charles Higham, who wrote about the lives of Lucille Ball, Errol Flynn, Katharine Hepburn, Howard Hughes and others, died in Los Angeles on April 21 of an apparent heart attack. He was 81.

Higham was the author of dozens of biographies, many of them sensational tomes detailing political and sexual intrigue.

In 1980’s “Errol Flynn: The Untold Story,” Higham wrote that the matinee idol was a Nazi spy.

Flynn’s ex-wife Nora Eddington Black denounced the allegation; Higham defended the book, but he told the New York Times that he had no documents saying Flynn was a Nazi agent.

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