James Dutt

 

 

Age: 77

 

Summary: chairman of Beatrice Companies from 1979 to 1985 who orchestrated the acquisitions that made Beatrice the huge consumer products conglomerate (Samsonite, Hunt-Wesson, Playtex, Tropicana, among numerous others), but the company fell on hard times after he was ousted and eventually liquidated.

 

 

Cause of Death: Suicide by unknown method

 

Born: February 11, 1925

 

Died: October 28, 2002

 

Location: Charlotte, North Carolina