District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
|Death: ||Feb. 5, 2005|
age: 76 yrs
Derick Daniels, a former executive editor of the Free Press who oversaw its Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage of the 1967 riot in Detroit, died of lung cancer Saturday at his home in Miami.
While he was Free Press editor, Mr. Daniels introduced changes that included Detroit Magazine and Action Line. Those additions helped close a circulation gap between the Free Press and the Detroit News.
Later, Mr. Daniels became president and chief operating officer of Playboy Enterprises Inc. He became known as much for his flamboyant wardrobe -- which included a gold lame jumpsuit -- his five wives and his love of playing blackjack, as he was for his publishing expertise.
Mr. Daniels is survived by his third wife, Lee Vranes Daniels; two sons from his first marriage, Leigh C., of Ann Arbor, Mich., and Scott J., of Baltimore; a brother, Dr. Worth B. Daniels of Baltimore; two stepsons, Joseph R. Wasserstrom of Cincinnati, and Dirk P. Wasserstrom of Aventura, Fla.; and three grandchildren.
Created by: Marilyn
Record added: Aug 17, 2012
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