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