Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Courtroom artist Howard Brodie dies

Howard Brodie, who drew courtroom sketches for more than 60 years and was called "the ultimate journalist" by Walter Cronkite, died Sunday at his home in Monterey County at age 94, the Chronicle reports. Brodie, who worked in his early years at the Chron and Examiner, had a long career as a courtroom artist working for various outlets including CBS News. Among the defendants he drew were Jack Ruby, Sirhan Sirhan, James Earl Ray, Harry Bridges and Charles Manson.

1 comment:

patrick said...

I had the great honor and pleasure of being Howard's Occupational Therapist after his stroke in 1999. That resulted in an ongoing friendship over the years that followed. Howard was the most humble man and purveyor of the concept of "love is all". I am grateful for my connection with him and will forever endeavor to pay forward his compassionate ways.

Patrick Pinkart, OT/L