Celebrity bi­og­ra­pher Higham dies at 81

Winnipeg Free Press - Section G - - ENTERTAINMENT -

LOS AN­GE­LES — Celebrity bi­og­ra­pher Charles Higham, who wrote about the lives of Lu­cille Ball, Er­rol Flynn, Katharine Hep­burn, Howard Hughes and oth­ers, has died in Los An­ge­les at age 81.

Friend Todd Mccarthy tells the Los An­ge­les Times that Higham died of an ap­par­ent heart at­tack April 21 at his Los An­ge­les home.

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, writ­ing the Times that Higham lacked doc­u­mented proof.

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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