Milestones: Jul. 27, 1987

DIED. Peter Gimbel, 59, adventurous underwater photojournalist who filmed documentaries on the great white shark (Blue Water, White Death) and on the sunken Italian luxury liner Andrea Doria, including the 1984 opening of the vessel's safe on live TV; of cancer; in New York City. Scion of the family that founded the Saks Fifth Avenue and Gimbels department stores, Gimbel left investment banking in 1960 to pursue a fascination for what he called obscure environs.


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