Author-Playwright A.E. Hotchner dead at 102

NEW YORK (AP) — Author-playwright A.E. Hotchner has died at age 102. Hotchner was close friends with Ernest Hemingway and Paul Newman and wrote memoirs about each of them. He also wrote best-selling biographies of Doris Day and Sophia Loren and a book about his childhood, “King of the Hill,” later adapted into a Steven Soderbergh movie. He collaborated with Cy Coleman on the musical, “Let ‘Em Rot!” When he was 100, he wrote the detective novel “The Amazon Adventures of Aaron Broom.” At 101, he adapted Hemingway’s “The Old Man and the Sea” for the stage.