Iconic Coffee Cup Creator Dies

"Leslie Buck, designer of New York City's iconic blue-and-white coffee cup, died Monday at home Glen Cove, New York. He was 87 years old. Before there was a Starbucks on every corner, New Yorkers would stop into one of the city's many Greek-owned diners for their morning caffeine. They would most likely exit clutching Buck's famous ""Anthora Cup"" filled with steaming coffee. The cup has made appearances in New York City TV shows and movies, from ""Law and Order"", to Al Pacino's 1989 film ""Sea of Love."" One of Buck's daughters, Beverly Eisenoff, remembers sitting in the movie theater when she saw the cup stretched across the screen, ""That's my dad's cup!"" she yelled."