Tommy Durkin, elevator operator at Fine Arts Building, 1931-2013 Times and tenants changed over the six decades Tommy Durkin manned the controls of elevator car No. 1 at the Fine Arts Building, but the smile on Mr. Durkin's face was pretty much constant.
City's oldest musician, jazz trumpeter Lionel Ferbos dies at 103 "I was always ill,” said Ferbos in 2010 for a profile by WWL-TV’s Sally-Ann Roberts. “I had asthma in every joint and I had about four or five operations. And the doctor told me, he said, ‘You're doing alright, but you aren't going to live too long.’ And so that was when I was round about 50,” he laughed.