Tommy Burns

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) _ Tommy Burns, who played for Celtic before holding coaching roles at the club including manager, died Thursday. He was 51.

He had fought skin cancer, the club said.

Burns played for Celtic from 1975-89 and represented Scotland eight times. He went on to manage Celtic for three seasons, and in 1995 won the club's first trophy for six years with the Scottish Cup.

Burns was recognized as one of Scotland's best coaches and had been in contention to become national team manager this year, but was passed over in favor of George Burley.

Burns spent almost his entire career in Celtic's midfield, winning six league titles and three Scottish Cups _ including both trophies in 1988.

After scoring 52 goals in 352 appearances, he joined Kilmarnock in 1989 and became player-manager in 1992, guiding the club into the Scottish Premier League.

He moved back to Celtic in 1994.


Warren Cowan

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Warren Cowan, one of the last of the publicists who helped make Hollywood a glamour capital, died Wednesday. He was 87.

Cowan, who handled the careers of stars including Joan Crawford and Elizabeth Taylor, died at Cedars Sinai Medical Center, just three weeks after his cancer was diagnosed, his office said.

After serving in the Air Force and graduating from the University of California, Los Angeles, Cowan joined veteran publicist Henry Rogers in 1950 to form Rogers and Cowan.

It soon became the biggest publicity company in Hollywood. Among their clients: Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, Doris Day, Clint Eastwood, Gene Kelly, Lucille Ball, John Wayne, Cary Grant, Danny Kaye and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Rogers and Cowan was sold to an English conglomerate in 1988. Henry Rogers died in 1995.

Cowan formed another company, Warren Cowan and Associates, in 1994 and had another stable of blue-ribbon clients, including Taylor, Paul Newman and Kirk Douglas.


Benny Gaon

JERUSALEM (AP) _ Benny Gaon, an Israeli industrialist and advocate of economic ties with Israel's Arab neighbors, died Saturday. He was 73.

Gaon died of cancer at a Tel Aviv hospital, his office said Sunday.

He had served in recent years as chairman and president of B. Gaon Holdings Ltd., a company he founded that promotes investments in Israel, the Middle East and throughout the world.

He was best known in Israel for resuscitating Koor Industries Ltd. from near bankruptcy in 1988.

Gaon was known in the region for his optimistic outlook for peace prospects, despite ongoing fighting with the Palestinians. Under Gaon's direction, Koor established a trade office in Egypt, the first Arab country to make peace with Israel.

Koor later entered into a series of joint ventures with Jordanian and other Arab partners.

In 2005 he helped found the Palestine International Business Forum to foster economic development in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.


John Phillip Law

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ John Phillip Law, the strikingly handsome 1960s movie actor who played an angel in the futuristic "Barbarella" and a lovesick Russian seaman in "The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming," died Tuesday. He was 70.

Law died Tuesday at his Los Angeles home, said his daughter Dawn Law. The cause of death was not announced.

With his vivid eyes, blond hair and imposing physique, Law was in demand by filmmakers in the late 1960s and early '70s.

He gained wide notice in 1966 with Alan Arkin, Carl Reiner and Theo Bikel in "The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming," Norman Jewison's Cold War comedy in which a Soviet submarine runs aground off a peaceful New England island town.

He played the sweet Russian youth who falls in love with a local American girl in the film, which was nominated for four Oscars including best picture, actor (Arkin) and director.

French director Roger Vadim put Law's looks to good use in his 1968 science fiction film, "Barbarella," which starred Jane Fonda as a sexy space traveler. Law wore wings to portray Pygar, a blind angel.