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The man who gave the world the famously (and unnaturally) orange snack known as Cheez Doodles has died. Morrie Yohai died July 27 of cancer at his Long Island home. He was 90.

Mr. Yohai invented the crunchy yummies after returning home from serving overseas in the Marine Corps during World War II. He took over his father's snack-food business in the Bronx and came up with the idea for Cheez Doodles while fooling around with cornmeal extrusion. The online business mag Inc.com has the whole story.

Tom Mankiewicz, a screenwriter who built a career writing screenplays for James Bond films, died July 31 at his home in Los Angeles. He was 68. Mr. Mankiewicz worked on the scripts for such Bond classics as "Diamonds Are Forever," ''Live and Let Die" and "The Man With the Golden Gun," and he also was credited with rewriting "Superman," released in 1978.

He was a member of a family well known to Hollywood. His father, Joseph L. Mankiewicz, was an Oscar-winner who wrote and directed the 1950 movie "All About Eve." His uncle, Herman J. Mankiewicz, wrote "Citizen Kane" with Orson Welles.

By Emma Brown  |  August 3, 2010; 11:00 AM ET
Categories:  Actors, actresses , The Daily Goodbye  | Tags: cheez doodle, cheez doodle inventor dies, james bond screenwriter dies, morrie yohai dies, tom mankiewicz dies  
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