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February

Monday, 2 February
Alan Bullock, historian ("Hitler: A Study in Tyranny"), 89.

Bernard McEveety, 79, director of such popular television series as "Bonanza"
and "Gunsmoke," died Feb. 2 in Encino of natural causes.

A native of New Rochelle, N.Y., he moved to California as a child and attended
UCLA before serving with the Army infantry in Italy during World War II. He
worked as a probation officer until he became a director in 1953.
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FOR THE RECORD
McEveety obituary — The obituary of television director Bernard McEveety in
Monday's California section stated that Vic Morrow and Shecky Greene starred in
the television series "Combat." Although Greene was featured on the show, the
other star of the series was Rick Jason.
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Over some 40 years, McEveety directed more than 250 television shows, miniseries
and pilots including 50 episodes of James Arness' "Gunsmoke" and some 30
episodes of "Combat," a realistic series starring Vic Morrow and comedian Shecky
Greene about Army troops in Europe after D-Day.

Cutting his directorial teeth on the popular Western series of the late 1950s,
including "Rawhide," "Bonanza" and "The Virginian," McEveety later earned kudos
for the 1978 miniseries "How the West Was Won." He earned top assignments
through the 1980s, directing episodes of "In the Heat of the Night" in 1988.



Tuesday, 3 February

Jason Raize, who played the grown Simba in the original Broadway company of "The
Lion King," has died. He was 28.

Raize died Feb. 3 in Yass, Australia, southwest of Sydney, according to Chris
Boneau, a spokesman for the Disney musical. The cause was suicide, Boneau said.

Raize was chosen for the role of Simba, who changes from a callow young lion
into the aware adult played by Raize, after a series of grueling auditions
before "Lion King" director Julie Taymor and choreographer Garth Fagan.

The musical, based on Disney's successful animated film, opened at the New
Amsterdam Theatre in November 1997 and is still running in New York City and
around the world. Raize played the part for nearly three years.

The competition for the role of Simba was fierce because the musical required
"triple-threat work — singing, dancing and acting — that you don't get to such
an extent in other shows," Raize recalled in a 1997 interview with Associated
Press.

"It was more the sense of who can take the challenge and not be daunted by the
task."

Raize, who had hoped to break into motion pictures, was the voice of an Ice Age
boy last year in the Disney animated movie "Brother Bear."

Originally from Oneonta, N.Y., Raize worked at the Orpheus Theater there while
still in his teens. He was reared in an isolated area of the Catskills; he said
he did not grow up seeing theater or movies.

During his brief professional career, the actor performed in a variety of shows,
including a "Jesus Christ Superstar" tour with Ted Neeley, "Gypsy," and later a
"King and I" tour starring Hayley Mills.

Raize is survived by his father and stepmother, Robert and Monet Rothenberg of
Oneonta; and his mother, Sarah MacArthur of Wrentham, Mass.



Cornelius Bumpus, saxophonist (The Doobie Brothers), of a heart attack, 58.

Fiep Westendorp, illustrator (Jip and Janneke), 87.

Actor ADAM SANDLER's beloved pet bulldog MEATBALL has died.
Sandler revealed the sad news at the premiere of his latest movie 50 FIRST DATES
in Hollywood in Tuesday (3FEB04).
The funnyman paid tribute to his companion at the premiere by taking along his
late pal's collar as a memento.
He said, "He passed away just a few days ago. He went in for a little operation
and the man didn't wake up so we're all really upset about it.
"It all really stinks. I felt bad leaving the house without him so I just
brought his collar. I loved him more than anything."


Wednesday, 4 February
Dick Von Hoene, television announcer (Cincinnati's "Cool Ghoul"), cause not
reported, 63.

James J. Jordan, credited with coining such catchy advertising slogans as "Delta
is ready when you are" and "Wisk beats ring around the collar," has died. He was
73.

Jordan, of White Plains, N.Y., died Wednesday of a suspected heart attack while
snorkeling in the Virgin Islands.

A copywriter who became regarded by many as advertising's greatest sloganeer,
Jordan practiced what he called "nameonics," a catchy phrase linking a brand
name with its most important use or benefit.

In addition to the Delta and Wisk slogans, he also coined "Schaefer is the one
beer to have when you're having more than one," "Quaker Oatmeal; it's the right
thing to do," "How do you handle a hungry man? The Manhandlers," for a line of
Campbell soups, "Zest-fully clean" for the soap, and "Us Tareyton smokers would
rather fight than switch."

Rooted in American folk tradition and honed in radio advertising, the aural
slogan was Jordan's specialty. But during his more than four-decade career, he
watched slogans crest and then wane in popularity as satire and visual images
became dominant in television commercials.

A native of Germantown, Pa., Jordan grew up in White Plains, where he lived in
the same house for 65 years. He was educated at Amherst College and later served
on its board of trustees.

He began his career in 1952, working for what was then Batten, Barton, Durstine
& Osborn, known as BBD&O, and over 25 years rose to creative director and then
president.

In 1978, he formed his own agency, James Jordan Inc., which merged three years
later to become Jordan, Case & McGrath. Until his retirement in 1995, he headed
the company, which changed its name according to varying partners and is now a
part of Arnold Worldwide of the French company Havas.

Jordan is survived by his wife of 45 years, the former Mary Helen Cronin; three
sons, Michael, James and Tom; four daughters, Mary Beth Morris, Jennifer Conley,
Anne Duffy and Laura Jordan; a brother, Richard, and a sister, Judy Hall.




Thursday, 5 Feburary
Thomas Moorer, U.S. Navy officer (Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff,
1970-74?), 91.

BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — John Hench, a longtime Disney artist and the official
portrait painter of Mickey Mouse, died Thursday, January 5, 2004. He was 95.

Hench, whose work was featured in both the company's animated films and theme
parks, designed such attractions as Disneyland's Space Mountain. He died of
heart failure at a Burbank hospital, said The Walt Disney Co.

Hench began his career with Disney in May 1939 as a sketch artist on "Fantasia,"
later working on story editing, layout and special effects for such classic
Disney films as "Dumbo," "Peter Pan" and "Cinderella."

He also played a key role in the creation of Disney resorts and theme parks
around the world.

When Walt Disney started planning for Disneyland, one of the first artists he
enlisted was Hench. After Disney's death in 1966, Hench oversaw the creation of
Walt Disney World in Florida in 1971 and the addition of Epcot in 1982.

He also helped supervise the design of Disney's first overseas park, Tokyo
Disneyland, which opened in 1983 in Japan, among other projects.

Hench, who was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and grew up in Southern California,
received a scholarship to the Otis Art Institute in Los Angeles and later
studied at the California School of Fine Arts in San Francisco.

He won an Academy Award for special effects for the 1955 film "20,000 Leagues
Under the Sea."

Friday, 6 February
Helmut Werner, automobile manufacturer (Mercedes-Benz), cause not reported,
67.

Humphry Osmond, 86; Coined Term 'Psychedelic'
The boisterous era that came to be called the Psychedelic '60s would have been
unimaginable without the likes of Timothy Leary, Peter Max, the Grateful Dead
and … Dr. Humphry Osmond.

Osmond, who died of cardiac arrhythmia Feb. 6 at age 86 at his daughter's home
in Appleton, Wis., was the true father of the turned-on decade: The British-born
psychiatrist coined the word "psychedelic" in the early 1950s, after novelist
Aldous Huxley asked him for a dose of the hallucinogenic drug mescaline. Despite
some fears that history would record him as "the man who drove Aldous Huxley
mad," the good doctor obliged, unwittingly setting in motion what would become a
massive cultural movement

Huxley did not go mad, but he did experience a high of historic importance. He
detailed his mescaline experience in the 1954 book "The Doors of Perception,"
which became a bible for such leading 1960s seekers as Leary and philosopher
Alan Watts. Their advocacy of mind-expanding, chemically altered states made
drug-tripping mandatory for many intellectuals and the generation of youths who
identified themselves as hippies — a development that Osmond would deplore as
dangerous and irresponsible. Yet the train had left the station, transporting,
among others, a young songwriter named Jim Morrison, who, in tribute to Huxley's
famous book, named his band the Doors. Osmond's concept of psychedelic went, in
a few short years, from his brain to an entire society.

That the moniker for the movement could one day be traced back to an English
emigre with sparkling blue eyes and a fondness for Shakespeare was inconceivable
in the 1950s, when Osmond was a psychiatrist at Weyburn Hospital in
Saskatchewan, Canada. A native of Surrey, England, who earned his medical degree
at the University of London in 1942, Osmond was interested in the biochemical
roots of mental illness, a focus that had left him outside the psychiatric
mainstream in Europe, where Freudian analysis was dominant. He immigrated to
Canada, where he found a more hospitable environment for his theories, and later
to the United States, where he worked at the University of Alabama and a
psychiatric institute in New Jersey.

In 1952 he garnered attention in the medical community with his idea that
schizophrenia was caused by the human body's production of a hallucinogenic
compound. With his colleague, Dr. John Smythies, he theorized that the compound
had properties similar to mescaline and related to adrenaline. "This was a
remarkable hypothesis," said Dr. Abram Hoffer, who was director of psychiatric
research in Saskatchewan and hired Osmond. Hoffer later became known for his
treatment of schizophrenia with megadoses of vitamin B-3 and ascorbic acid, a
regimen he said is largely owed to the early work of Osmond and Smythies.

Osmond advocated using mescaline to simulate the experience of schizophrenia in
doctors involved in the treatment of those with the disease. Believing that the
design of mental institutions was inferior to that of zoos, Osmond gave another
hallucinogen, LSD, to architects in the hope that the drug would sensitize them
to the spatial needs of psychotics and result in more humane environments.

His interest in the impact of architecture on human behavior stimulated the rise
of socio-architecture as a field, said Robert Sommer, a professor emeritus of
psychology at UC Davis, who described his former colleague as charismatic and "a
Roman candle of ideas: He shot them off right, left and sideways."

Osmond also used LSD to treat hundreds of alcoholics. Among those he
administered it to was Bill Wilson, co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous.

Taking the idea that alcoholics have to "hit bottom" before finding the
motivation to stop drinking, Hoffer said he and Osmond thought that LSD, by
simulating violent deliriums, would help alcoholics "hit bottom in a safe way"
and remember enough of the experience to avoid it under any circumstances. After
several tries, however, Osmond found he was having trouble giving patients an
awful time. "They were enjoying it," Hoffer recalled. "Humphry was seeing a new
phenomenon."

Instead of using LSD as a stick, the researchers began to view it as a carrot —
one that could produce therapeutic, transcendental insights. They treated 2,000
alcoholics with the drug, 40% of whom stopped drinking and joined Alcoholics
Anonymous, Hoffer said.

When LSD was banned in the 1960s, the therapy became moot. But what many
experienced as the pleasurable effects of a hallucinogenic drug was an important
discovery, one that led Osmond to secure his place in cultural history.

In the early 1950s he was contacted by Huxley, the esteemed British novelist
known for his 1931 novel "Brave New World," in which totalitarian rulers
chemically coerced the world into submission. Despite that cynical view, Huxley
believed in the potential of certain drugs to produce beneficial changes in
consciousness. He wished to discover whether he might change his own mode of
consciousness "to be able to know, from the inside, what the visionary, the
medium, even the mystic were talking about."

Having heard of Osmond's work with mescaline, he made a request: Could the
doctor, who was then still in Canada, bring him some of the drug the next time
he passed through Los Angeles?

The opportunity came in May 1953, when Osmond arrived in town for a psychiatry
convention. Years later, he remembered standing at a table in Huxley's Hollywood
home, dissolving the silvery, white mescaline crystals into a glass of water and
worrying whether the dose — four-tenths of a gram — would be enough or too much.


Although it did not work as quickly as he expected, the dose proved to be just
enough to launch Huxley on what he later described in his book as a splendid
inner journey. He perceived the jackets of books lining his shelves as divinely
aglow. He felt his being flow into a typing table and a wicker chair. He beheld
the flowers in a vase with new eyes, seeing "what Adam had seen on the morning
of his creation — the miracle, moment by moment, of naked existence." Mundane
objects were so transfigured in his heightened state that Huxley "had an inkling
of what it must feel like to be mad."

After the effects of the mescaline wore off, he wrote "The Doors of Perception,"
a title borrowed from a line by poet William Blake. "If the doors of perception
were cleansed," Blake wrote, "everything would appear to man as it is,
infinite."

Huxley and Osmond became close intellectual mates. "It was really delightful to
see these two men speak so fast about every possible subject," Huxley's widow,
Laura, told The Times last week. "They were bouncing all over the universe."

Among the many things they discussed was the need for a new name for substances
like mescaline, which then were called psychotomimetics for their ability to
mimic the qualities of psychosis in users. Osmond sought a name that
de-emphasized the pathological effects and highlighted the wondrous. He had
tried the substances himself and pronounced his experiences with them among "the
most strange, most awesome and … most beautiful things in a varied and fortunate
life."

In an exchange of letters, Huxley proposed that the drugs be called
phanerothymes, which was taken from Greek and Latin words related to spirit or
soul. He incorporated the word in a couplet he sent to Osmond: "To make this
trivial world sublime/Take half a Gramme of phanerothyme."

Osmond "thought that was a stupid word," recalled Alex Randall, a former student
of Osmond's who teaches communication at the University of the Virgin Islands.
"He said, 'That word will never catch on.' "

The word Osmond preferred also had Greek roots, but it meant "mind-manifesting."
He replied to Huxley with a couplet of his own: "To fathom hell or soar
angelic/Just take a pinch of psychedelic."

For Osmond, it was just a short trip from there to posterity.



Saturday, 7 February
Julius Schwartz, comic editor (DC Comics), 88.
Felix McKnight, newspaper editor (Dallas Times-Herald), 93.
Sigmund Sakowicz, radio broadcaster (Chicago), 80.

Sunday, 8 February
Julius Schwartz, comics editor, 89.

Monday, 9 February
Robert Colesberry Jr., film producer ("Mississippi Burning"), of complications
from heart surgery, 57.

Opilio Rossi, Roman Catholic cardinal, 93.

Bernard McEveety, 79, director of such popular television series as "Bonanza"
and "Gunsmoke," died Feb. 2 in Encino of natural causes.

A native of New Rochelle, N.Y., he moved to California as a child and attended
UCLA before serving with the Army infantry in Italy during World War II. He
worked as a probation officer until he became a director in 1953.

Over some 40 years, McEveety directed more than 250 television shows, miniseries
and pilots including 50 episodes of James Arness' "Gunsmoke" and some 30
episodes of "Combat," a realistic series starring Vic Morrow and comedian Shecky
Greene about Army troops in Europe after D-Day.

Cutting his directorial teeth on the popular Western series of the late 1950s,
including "Rawhide," "Bonanza" and "The Virginian," McEveety later earned kudos
for the 1978 miniseries "How the West Was Won." He earned top assignments
through the 1980s, directing episodes of "In the Heat of the Night" in 1988.



Tuesday, 10 February
Hub Kittle, major-league baseball coach (St. Louis Cardinals), 86.

Larry Elikann, television director who earned Emmy, Peabody, Golden Globe,
Humanitas and Christopher awards and was responsible for such dramatizations of
true stories as USA's "A Mother's Prayer" and CBS's "Menendez: A Killing in
Beverly Hills," has died. He was 80.

Elikann, who began his career as a cameraman on such early live telecasts as
"Philco Playhouse," died Wednesday in Los Angeles of unspecified causes.

Although the versatile director handled his share of popular television shows —
"Barnaby Jones," "Dallas," "Knot's Landing," "Falcon Crest," "Hill Street Blues"
— he was better known for his creative approach to television movies and
miniseries illustrating ripped-from-the-headlines news events and social issues.

For the cable movie "A Mother's Prayer" starring Linda Hamilton in 1995, he
depicted a mother dying of AIDS who was trying to find adoptive parents for her
son. The television drama was inspired by New York Daily News stories on
Brooklyn mother Rosemary Holmstrom, and Elikann cast many AIDS patients in
background roles.

"Larry Elikann's direction is so terse and unvarnished," a Times reviewer wrote,
"that there's no time for tears."

The director's efforts on the two-part retelling in 1994 of the Menendez
brothers' slaying of their parents five years earlier earned similar remarks
from former Times critic Howard Rosenberg: "Director Larry Elikann pushes the
four hours along at a snappy pace, skillfully guiding viewers through the
murkiness."

Another California crime story dramatized by Elikann for the small screen was
the 1989 NBC two-part movie "I Know My First Name is Steven," based on the
childhood abduction and sexual slavery of Steven Gregory Stayner of Merced from
1972 to 1979.

Reviewing the two-part drama, which earned Elikann an Emmy nomination, Rosenberg
noted: "There is a suspenseful edge to Larry Elikann's direction. You don't want
to watch, but you can't stop watching.

Born Lawrence S. Elikann in New York City, he earned degrees at Brooklyn College
(now part of the City University of New York) and Walter Harvey College. He was
a staff sergeant in the Army Signal Corps during World War II.

He worked as technical director for NBC from 1948 to 1964, then spent a few
years directing commercials. He began directing TV shows in 1968.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, the former Corinne "Corky" Schuman; two
daughters, Jo-Anne Elikann and former Mattel Chief Executive Jill Barad; his
twin brother, Gerry; eight grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.

The family has asked that, instead of flowers, memorial donations be sent to the
Louis Warshaw Prostate Cancer Center, 8631 W. Third St., Suite 1001E, Los
Angeles, CA 90048, or to the Dr. Jay N. Schapira Medical Research Foundation,
8635 W. Third St., Suite 750W, Los Angeles, CA 90048.



Wednesday, 11 February
Tony Pope, voice actor, of complications from surgery, 56.



Thursday, 12 February
Robert Bruce, cardiologist, of leukemia and spinal stenosis, 87.
Martin Jurrow, film producer ("Breakfast at Tiffany's"), 92.

Friday, 13 February
Larry Kamm, TV sports director (ABC), of lung cancer, 64.

Carole Eastman, film screenwriter ("Five Easy Pieces"), of a lengthy illness,
69.
Carole Eastman, a highly regarded screenwriter best known for the groundbreaking
1970 film "Five Easy Pieces," Jack Nicholson's first starring vehicle, has died.
She was 69.

Eastman, who lived in West Hollywood and wrote a number of screenplays under the
pen name Adrien Joyce, died Feb. 13 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center after a long
illness.

A former ballet dancer, fashion model and actress who turned to screenwriting in
the 1960s, Eastman shared an Academy Award nomination for story and screenplay
with director Bob Rafelson for "Five Easy Pieces," which also earned a "best
picture" nomination.

The moody drama, in which Nicholson plays an outcast oil-well rigger with a past
as a classical pianist, is credited with ushering in a new era of ambitious
American films.

In an essay on "Five Easy Pieces" in the Chicago Sun-Times last year, critic
Roger Ebert wrote that "the film's greatest influence" came through the
screenplay: "It allowed detours and digressions, cared more about behavior than
plot, ended in a way and tone that could not have been guessed from its
beginning.

"And it had moments that passed permanently into the collective memory of
moviegoers."

The most famous of those moments has come to be known as the Chicken Salad
Scene, in which Nicholson's character has a run-in with a waitress who pointedly
informs him that no menu substitutions are allowed.

When his attempt to get wheat toast rather than the menu-ordained cottage fries
and rolls with his omelet and coffee fails, Nicholson tries a different approach
by ordering "a chicken salad sandwich on wheat toast, no mayonnaise, no butter,
no lettuce…. "

"Now all you have to do is hold the chicken, bring me the toast, give me a check
for the chicken salad sandwich, and you haven't broken any rules."

"You want me to hold the chicken, huh?" the waitress spitefully replies. To
which Nicholson says: "I want you to hold it between your knees."

The scene ends with the waitress pointing to the "no substitutions" sign.

"Do you see that sign, sir?" she says, asking him to leave. "I'm not taking any
more of your smartness and sarcasm."

"You see this sign?" Nicholson says, angrily sweeping all the water glasses and
menus off the table.

Nicholson told The Times this week that Eastman "had an absolutely great vision
about the foibles of people and a very idiosyncratic sense of humor, which is
pretty much as she was as a person, I might add."

Nicholson, who first met Eastman in Jeff Corey's acting class in 1957 and
considered her "one of my oldest and dearest friends," said she was
"hysterically funny. I had more laughs with Carole than just about anybody."

Of Eastman's work as a screenwriter, Rafelson, another longtime friend, told The
Times: "I don't think I ever met anybody — male or female — with such audacious
and bold imagination." He said this, combined with her sensitivity, allowed her
to provide "rare insights, both into the culture and its inhabitants."

"Here she was, this rather thin and kind of fragile-looking woman," he said,
"and she could easily write about the most obscure things like waitresses, Tammy
Wynette, bowling alleys, oil fields…. There was nothing common about what Carole
chose to write about."

As a screenwriter, Nicholson said, "She went her own way and wrote what she
wanted to write. Everybody was always interested in what Carole was doing."

In addition to "Five Easy Pieces," only five other Eastman scripts were
produced: "The Fortune," starring Nicholson and Warren Beatty; "Puzzle of a
Downfall Child," starring Faye Dunaway; "The Shooting," starring Will Hutchins
and featuring Nicholson; "Running Mates," an HBO movie starring Diane Keaton and
Ed Harris (written under the pen name A.L. Appling); and "Man Trouble," a 1992
romantic-comedy for which she re-teamed with Rafelson and Nicholson. The film,
which was critically panned and did poorly at the box office, was her last
theatrical release.

In recent months, she was working on one script and had two other completed
scripts in development.

Born in Glendale, Eastman grew up in Hollywood, where her family worked in the
movie business: Her father was a grip at Warner Bros.; her mother was a
secretary for Bing Crosby; and her uncle was a cameraman.

While attending Hollywood High School in the early 1950s, Eastman began studying
ballet with Eugene Loring, a well-known choreographer who championed her work.

"When she found dance, she found what she wanted to do with her life," her
screenwriter brother, Charles, said this week. "She made every sacrifice she
could to study."

She frequently ditched school for dance classes, which led to her expulsion from
Hollywood High.

"My parents were horrified," she recalled in a 1991 interview with The Times.
"Whatever would become of me without a high school diploma?"

About a year after leaving high school, Eastman's dreams of a career as a
ballerina ended when she broke her foot.

A beautiful, willowy, sandy-haired blond whom screenwriter-friend Robert Towne
once described as having "a head that was shaped like a gorgeous tulip on a long
stalk," she began modeling and ultimately appeared in Vogue and other major
fashion magazines. She even made a brief appearance as a model and dancer in
Stanley Donen's 1957 musical romantic-comedy "Funny Face."

Despite her success as a model, her brother said, "She didn't much enjoy it."

At the same time she was modeling, he said, "she was developing as an intellect
and finding that the artificiality of being a pretty lady was antagonizing."

Turning to acting in the late '50s, Eastman appeared in little theater
productions in Los Angeles, including one of her brother's plays, which landed
her an agent and led to television guest shots.

When her friend Monte Hellman got a job directing for Roger Corman, Hellman
asked Eastman to write a script, which became the offbeat 1966 western "The
Shooting" and her first produced screenplay.

Hellman this week praised her gifts as a screenwriter.

"She wrote in a very visual way," he said. "But at the same time she had an ear:
There was nobody else quite like her in terms of dialogue, nor in the way she
put a script on the page."

A memorial service for Eastman, whose brother is her only immediate survivor, is
pending.




Doris Troy, soul singer ("Just One Look"), of emphysema, 67.

Saturday, 14 February
Marco Pantani, bicycle racer, cause not reported, 34.

Sunday, 15 February
Jan Miner, actress ("Madge" in Palmolive commercials), 86.
Jan Miner, who had a long career on the New York stage but was best known as
Madge the Manicurist in Palmolive commercials, died on Sunday, February 15, 2004
in Bethel, Conn. She was 86 and lived in nearby Southbury.

She had been in failing health for several years and died at the Bethel Health
Care Facility, said her New York agent, Michael Thomas.

From the 1940's to the 1980's, Ms. Miner was never far from productions on and
off Broadway or on out-of-town stages, from New Haven and Stratford, Conn., to
St. Louis. She was also on radio programs, including the popular "Boston
Blackie" series as Richard Kollmar's leading lady in the late 1940's, and
appeared in films and in television plays and series.

The Palmolive commercials featured Ms. Miner as Madge, who praised the
gentleness of its dish detergent to a customer surprised to find that her hands
were soaking in it. She played the character for 27 years. Meanwhile she
appeared in repertory productions at the American Shakespeare Festival in
Stratford for six seasons.

She frequently shared the stage with her husband of 35 years, Richard Merrell,
an actor and writer, who died in 1988. Among her later appearances on Broadway
were roles in revivals of "The Women" in 1973, Lillian Hellman's "Watch on the
Rhine" in 1980 and "Heartbreak House" at the Circle in the Square Theater in
1983 and 1984.

Janice Miner was born on Oct. 15, 1917, in Boston, the daughter of a dentist and
a painter. She studied at the Vesper George School of Art in Boston and trained
for the stage with Lee Strasberg, among others. She made her stage debut in
Boston in Elmer Rice's "Street Scene" in 1945 and in New York as Maria Louvin in
"Obligatoo" in 1948.

She was seen with Rex Harrison in "Heartbreak House" and with Jane Alexander in
"The Heiress." Other roles were in "Othello," "Major Barbara" and Franco
Zeffirelli's productions of "Saturday, Sunday, Monday" and "Lady of the
Camellias."

With her husband she appeared in "The Gin Game" at the Missouri Repertory
Theater. Her film credits included "Lenny," with Dustin Hoffman, and "Mermaids,"
with Cher. Her many roles as a guest star on television included a recent
appearance on "Law and Order."

Ms. Miner is survived by a brother, Donald Miner, of Concord, N.H.

She made the Palmolive commercials in French, German, Danish and Italian. The
legendary actress Eva Le Gallienne coached her in French.

"I'd dip my hands in Palmolive the rest of my life," Ms. Miner once said,
because it left her free to pick and choose her theater roles.



Lawrence Ritter, baseball writer ("The Glory of Their Times"), after a series
of strokes, 81.
Abbie Neal, country musician, 85.

Monday, 16 February
Charlie Fox, major-league baseball manager (San Francisco Giants), of
complications from pneumonia, 82.

Doris Troy, the soul/gospel singer and songwriter best known for her 1963 pop
hit "Just One Look" and as the inspiration for "Mama, I Want to Sing," a black
gospel musical based on her early years in Harlem, has died. She was 67.
Troy, a top session singer heard on the Rolling Stones' 1969 hit "You Can't
Always Get What You Want" and on Pink Floyd's 1973 album "Dark Side of the
Moon," died Monday in Las Vegas of emphysema.
She was a background singer on numerous early Atlantic Records sessions, singing
with Dionne and Dee Dee Warwick behind Solomon Burke, the Drifters, Chuck
Jackson and other acts. But she achieved fame with Atlantic's release of "Just
One Look" in summer 1963.
A hard-edged, mid-tempo, R&B-flavored love song that Troy also co-wrote, "Just
One Look" was her only Top 10 hit, but it proved to be an enduring source of
royalties.
The song was first covered by the Hollies — their version reached No. 2 on the
British charts — and over the years it has been recorded by Anne Murray, Linda
Ronstadt and many other artists, as well as being featured in the 1990 film
"Mermaids" and in commercials for Hyundai, Mazda and Pepsi.
"Just One Look" also was spotlighted in "Mama, I Want to Sing," the musical
written by Troy's sister, Vy Higginsen, and Higginsen's husband, Ken Wydro. The
show opened in an abandoned theater in Harlem in 1983, and became a long-running
hit. Time magazine called it one of the best theatrical productions of 1984.
Troy played the role of her own mother in "Just One Look" for 14 years. That
included a six-month run in London's West End and performances in Japan and
throughout the United States.
Born Doris Higginsen in New York City, she was the daughter of a Baptist
minister in whose choir she sang as a child. She took her stage name from Helen
of Troy, and wrote songs under her maternal grandmother's surname, Payne.
In 1969, she moved to England, where she was known as "Mama Soul" and where she
became the only female soul singer signed to the Beatles' Apple label, on which
she recorded one album.
Troy looked back fondly on her days as a member of the British music scene.
"I gotta tell you, it was heaven," she told a Los Angeles Times writer in 1987.
"I was a queen over there — royalty. I traveled all over Europe. I was hanging
out with the stars. I even went to Mick Jagger's wedding in St. Tropez. People
loved me. I had no competition over there. I was the big American black singer.
It was a once-in-a-lifetime thing. It was heaven, I tell you, just heaven."
Troy, who moved back to the United States in the mid-1970s and settled in Las
Vegas, appeared on more than 50 albums, including ones by Peter Frampton, Dr.
John, Bob Marley, Billy Preston and Carly Simon.
Troy received a Pioneer Award from the Rhythm & Blues Foundation in 1996.
In addition to Higginsen, she is survived by another sister, Joyce Davis.
A memorial service is planned for March in New York City.



Tuesday, 17 February
Albert Gentle, Big Band leader, 92.
Jose Lopez Portillo, Mexican president (1976-82), of complications from
pneumonia, 83.
Shirley Strickland de la Hunty, track athlete (Australian), cause not
reported, 78.

Sybil Brand, the philanthropist and civic leader for whom the new Los Angeles
County jail for women was named in the early 1960s in recognition of her
extensive efforts to improve conditions for imprisoned women, has died. She was
believed to have been 104.

Brand, who once was characterized in The Times as "a curious mix of soft-hearted
generosity and stubborn determination," died Tuesday of natural causes at her
home in Beverly Hills.

"Sybil really lives up to that old adage of a person who's a legend in her own
time," Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky said Wednesday. Citing
Brand's long concern for criminal justice, her strong support for law
enforcement and her work as "an advocate of human dignity even among those who
are incarcerated," Yaroslavsky said Brand "put her money where her mouth was and
where her heart was."

"It's a real loss. But we had her for over 100 years — so not a bad deal for Los
Angeles."

Brand joined her first county commission in the mid-1940s and later was
appointed to the Vocational Training Commission, which oversaw jails and other
facilities. That board evolved into the Institutional Inspections Commission,
which was renamed the Sybil Brand Commission for Institutional Inspections by
the Board of Supervisors in the 1980s.

As commission chairman, a post she held until her death, Brand continued to
conduct inspections of all of the Sheriff's Department, Probation Department and
Department of Children and Family Services facilities until about four years
ago, when she was no longer physically able to do so.

Paul Byrne, the commission secretary who knew Brand for 34 years and once was
her personal secretary, said the inmates, particularly women, were well aware of
who Brand was when she made her inspection rounds.

"She said, 'If you have any problems, tell them you want to talk to Sybil
directly,' " he recalled Wednesday. "She was that close to the women.

"Whenever she found a problem, she was trying to help anybody she could. She was
just a unique human being."

The Sybil Brand Institute for Women closed after the 1994 Northridge earthquake,
and budget shortfalls have delayed its remodeling and reopening. Women prisoners
most recently have been housed in the Twin Towers Correctional Facility in
downtown Los Angeles.

Brand always appreciated the warm greetings she elicited from prisoners during
frequent visits to her namesake women's jail.

"They do have a lot of respect for me because they know I care," she told an
interviewer in 1986. "Look, if they had our backgrounds, if they had love in the
home, respect at home, they wouldn't be begging for love and affection. That's
why I scream and yell that the officers have to have respect for them. They
cannot treat them like animals."

At the time, Brand was a fixture at numerous charity functions, usually on the
arm of longtime friend and actor Cesar Romero after her late husband Harry
became incapacitated. He died in 1989.

"She just doesn't turn anything down," Romero said at the time. Describing Brand
as a "generous, big-hearted woman," he said: "I keep telling her she doesn't
have to go to everything, that she can say no once in a while. She can't say no;
that's her makeup."

Among the many charities Brand supported were the Leukemia Foundation, the
Braille Institute and the Jeffrey Foundation for Handicapped Children.

Since childhood, Brand told The Times in 1990, she had remembered some parental
advice: "My mother always said if I can do one good deed a day, life is worth
living."

The daughter of wealthy stockbroker Arthur W. Morris, she was born in Chicago.
Exactly when is open to debate. Various sources say she was born anywhere from
1901 to 1903, but she told some friends she was born in 1899. "She always hedged
on her age," said Byrne, who believes 1899 to be accurate.

Brand moved with her family to Los Angeles when she was 2. Her first adventure
in charity came when she was 5 and a hungry man came to the door. She offered
him everything in the kitchen.

By 12, she was sewing diapers for babies in local hospitals from fabric carried
home by her father. As a teenager, she organized Christmas activities for young
people who were hospitalized.

In 1933, she married Harry Brand, who became head of publicity and advertising
at 20th Century Fox. They had one son, George, who also made his career in film.

Already well-known in charity circles, Brand was first named to the Public
Welfare Commission in 1945 by then-Supervisor Leonard Roach.

Before applying for the commission opening at the suggestion of one of her
husband's friends, Brand had one question: "Do I have to 'yes' everybody? He
said no, that's why we want you. I said that's good. If I have to 'yes' people,
I can't be honest."

When none of the nine other commissioners volunteered, Brand agreed to oversee
jails.

At that time, women inmates in Los Angeles were housed on the 13th floor of the
men's jail in the old Hall of Justice. About 1,800 women were crammed into
facilities designed for 1,200.

On her first visit, she saw women sleeping on the floor with bugs crawling on
them, and she learned they were not allowed to bathe more than once a week.

"I hit the ceiling," she recalled decades later. "I demanded that they be
allowed to shower daily. I didn't care what the women did to be there, but I did
know that they should be treated like human beings and not be forced to sleep on
floors like animals."

She also set about getting the county to rent a former federal prison on
Terminal Island for $1 a year to house women inmates.

But she literally turned up her nose at that facility when it turned out to be
next to a foul-smelling Star-Kist tuna cannery.

The solution? Build a jail, then-Sheriff Peter J. Pitchess told her.

A noted fundraiser and donor to charities, Brand tried her hand at political
fundraising, championing a bond issue on the June 1960 ballot.

The $8-million measure passed easily and provided funds not only for the Sybil
Brand Institute — built in East Los Angeles near City Terrace across the freeway
from what is now Cal State L.A. — but also for a new men's jail and several
honor camps.

The Sybil Brand Institute, built to house 915 women but eventually forced to
handle more than twice that number, opened in 1963.

Although Brand was considered the proverbial soft touch, she was not soft on
hard-core criminals.

She favored capital punishment, but advocated decriminalizing prostitution as a
matter of economy.

"We get drunks, prostitutes and the mentally ill in there," she said in 1987.
"And I don't think any of those people should be in jail. Being drunk isn't a
crime; it's a sickness. And the mentally ill should have somewhere they can go
and be cared for. And prostitutes — they pay their fine and get out and then
they're back in again. It costs us a fortune to keep them."

Although Brand had stopped attending commission meetings in recent years, she
remained the agency's chairwoman.

"She had a strong will and determination," Byrne said. "She was just a woman who
was unbelievable. She was one of a kind. There will never be another Sybil
Brand; that's all there is to it."

Brand had no immediate survivors. Plans for a memorial service are pending.




Wednesday, 18 February
Steve Neal, political columnist (Chicago Sun-Times), cause not reported, 54.
Jean Rouch, filmmaker ("Chronicle of a Summer"), in an automobile accident,
86.
"Pappy" Dave Stone, radio broadcaster/executive (Texas), 90.
Chris Thomas (Christian Thomas Olrick), TV & radio sportscaster (Tampa), of
cancer, 55.

DALLAS (Reuters) - A former Dallas area banker who was pardoned on Saturday by
President Bush (news - web sites) for his role in a $25 million bank fraud, has
died of cancer at age 79, his family said on Wednesday.

Bruce McCall, who died on Tuesday, got Bush's pardon after lobbying by Texas
Republican leaders in what the Justice Department (news - web sites) called an
"act of compassion" because McCall was in a coma and near death.

Pardons by President Bill Clinton (news - web sites) near the end of his term in
2000 drew severe criticism, but Republicans praised Bush's move.

"When this happens, and the president pardons him, it makes you believe in
goodness again," Ralph Hall, a congressman from Texas who recently switched
parties to become a Republican, told reporters.

McCall pleaded guilty in 1996 to his part in a case involving more than $25
million in fraudulent loans made in the 1980s by Plano Savings and Loan
Association when he was its chief executive officer.

He was sentenced to six months in prison followed by five years probation.

The S&L later folded due to the scandal, prosecutors said, leaving taxpayers
holding the bag for millions of dollars of bad debts on its books.

McCall served as mayor of Plano, a Dallas suburb, from 1956 to 1960. He is
credited with turning the rural community into a major suburb that became the
headquarters of several large companies.





Thursday, 19 February
Clark Byers, barn roof painter ("See Rock City"), 89.
Frank del Olmo, news columnist (Los Angeles Times), of an apparent heart
attack, 55.

Friday, 20 February
Babs Hodges Deal, novelist ("The Walls Came Tumbling Down"), of a brief
illness, 74

Saturday, 21 February
Les Gray, pop singer (Mud), of throat cancer, 57.
Bart Howard, songwriter ("Fly Me to the Moon", of complications from a stroke,
88.

LITTLE SILVER, N.J. -- Leontine P. "Lee" Klem, a pioneering female
producer-director in the early years of television, has died after a long
illness. She was 76.

Klem worked on several hit shows, including "Your Show of Shows," starring Sid
Caesar, and "Mrs. USA."

Running from 1950 to 1954, "Your Show of Shows" also starred Imogene Coca and
Carl Reiner. Its writers included Mel Brooks, Neil Simon and Woody Allen.

Born in New York, Klem graduated from Fordham University with a master's degree
in English and drama.

At Fordham, she befriended fellow student Bob Keeshan and later directed him at
NBC when he played Clarabell the Clown on the "Howdy Doody Show." Keeshan, who
died in January, went on to greater fame in children's television as Captain
Kangaroo.

Klem also occasionally worked as an actress at NBC and played the witch in the
drama "Dark of the Moon."

In 1958, she moved to Rumson, where she kept alive her passion for acting and
directing through involvement in several community theater groups.

While raising four children, she was active in church and school activities,
serving as PTA president at Holy Cross School in Rumson and chairman of the Holy
Cross Church finance committee.

In her later years she did public relations and fund-raising work for several
nonprofit organizations in Monmouth County and taught a class on grant-writing
at Brookdale Community College.

Surviving are her husband, John F. Klem; her children, Jeanne Shanley of Rumson,
John P. Klem of Port Richmond, Calif., Lisa Klem Wilson of Rumson, and Leontine
Klem of New York City; two sisters and two brothers, and six grandchildren.

A memorial Mass was scheduled for Saturday at Holy Cross Church.

Sunday, 22 February
Andy Seminick, major-league baseball player (Philiadelphia Phillies), of
cancer, 83.
Andy Seminick, an All-Star catcher on the 1950 Philadelphia Phillies "Whiz Kids"
team, which won the National League pennant, has died. He was 83.

Seminick died Sunday at a hospital near his home in Melbourne, Fla.

The cause of death was not reported.

Seminick played 12 seasons with the Phillies and three with the Cincinnati Reds.


Selected to the All-Star team in 1949, he became the first Phillies player to
hit two home runs in one inning against Cincinnati at Shibe Park, then the
Phillies home field.

He hit his two home runs in the eighth inning after hitting another home run
earlier in the game.

He was the starting catcher on the Philadelphia team that beat out the Brooklyn
Dodgers for the National League title in 1950.

It was the first title for the Phillies in 35 years, but they were swept by the
Yankees in the World Series.

During the championship season, Seminick batted .288 with 24 home runs and 68
runs batted in.

He later coached with the Phillies on two separate occasions in the late 1950s
and in the late 1960s.

"He was tough, I mean tough and a great competitor," Hall of Fame pitcher Robin
Roberts said in a statement released by the Phillies.

A native of Pierce, W.Va., Seminick was the youngest of seven children of
Russian immigrant parents.

He grew up idolizing the Detroit Tigers and their star catcher, Mickey Cochrane.

After high school, he worked as a coal miner for three years before signing with
the Phillies organization in 1940.

Bad knees kept him out of the military during World War II.

He is survived by a son, two sisters and a granddaughter.



Monday, 23 February
Carl Anderson, actor/singer ("Jesus Christ Superstar"), of leukemia, 58.
Carl Anderson, 58; Actor Played Judas in 'Jesus Christ Superstar'Carl Anderson,
a balladeer and actor known for his rich, expressive voice, whose greatest
success during a three-decade career was playing Judas in the landmark musical
"Jesus Christ Superstar," died Monday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center after a
seven-month battle with leukemia. He was 58.

Anderson, who lived in Los Angeles, was diagnosed with leukemia last summer
during a national revival tour of the Tim Rice-Andrew Lloyd Webber musical about
the last week in the life of Jesus.

He did not originate the Judas role, but played it in the original Broadway
production in 1971 and in the 1973 film directed by Norman Jewison.

He often said that he was destined to play Judas, a role he brought to life on
stage, by his own estimate, about 1,200 times.

"It really was his show," said Tom McCoy, whose company produced the latest
tour. "He did not miss a beat from the film he did of 'Superstar' 30 years ago.
It's his intensity, his extreme knowledge of who Judas was … and the part Judas
played in the story."

Anderson was planning to appear in a worldwide tour reuniting several of the
original cast members, including Ted Neeley as Jesus, that was to open at the
Vatican this fall. He directed a command performance there of selected songs
from "Superstar" for Pope John Paul II as part of the Vatican Jubilee
celebration in 2000.

Born in Lynchburg, Va., Anderson was one of 12 children of James, a steelworker,
and Alberta, a seamstress. His mother persuaded him to join a choir when he was
in high school, and he reluctantly obliged. To his surprise, singing became his
passion.

After high school, he moved to Washington, D.C., where he studied at Howard
University and became lead singer for a rock band called Second Eagle. When the
band decided to perform songs from "Jesus Christ Superstar," which had been a
sensation in England but had not yet had its American premiere, producer Robert
Stigwood tried to stop them. But the unauthorized performance, part of a Palm
Sunday Mass at a Washington church, went forward.

As luck would have it, a producer for the American production saw part of the
show when it was covered by a camera crew from the "Today" show.

"The producer is sitting in New York and he sees a clip of me on the 'Today'
show and said, 'That's Judas. Bring him here.' " So when I say this part came
and found me, I really mean it," Anderson told the Chicago Tribune in 1993.

The producers wound up casting Ben Vereen as Judas for the original Broadway
cast, but Anderson took over the part when Vereen was sidelined by illness.
After Vereen recovered, he and Anderson alternated in the role for six months.

Anderson later played Judas in the Los Angeles premiere of "Superstar" and,
despite Jewison's initial reservations, won the role in the movie, which earned
him two Golden Globe nominations and an NAACP Image Award.

After the resounding success of "Superstar," Anderson found it difficult to
establish an identity apart from his appearances as Judas. He refused to reprise
the role during the 1970s and early 1980s and would not mention it on his resume
as he pursued work as a jazz vocalist.

He recorded several albums in the 1980s and '90s, which included two moderate
chart successes, "How Deep Does It Go" and "My Love Will." Another recording,
"Forbidden Lover" with Nancy Wilson, was nominated for a Grammy. A duet with
"Days of Our Lives" star Gloria Loring called "Friends and Lovers" was a hit in
1986.

He also appeared on television shows such as "Hill Street Blues" and in movies,
including "The Color Purple."

In 2002 he joined the revival tour of "Superstar" mounted by skating star Cathy
Rigby's production company, McCoy-Rigby Entertainment. Reviewers greeted his
return enthusiastically, including the critic for the San Antonio Express-News
who wrote that the show "ignites every time that he appears."

Anderson said his interpretation of the role changed over the years as he
infused more sympathy into his portrayal. "I'm playing a much more introspective
Judas," he told the Boston Herald last year.

He had received threats many times from people who disapproved of the show,
which depicted Jesus as a flawed and fallible man and Judas as more of a victim
than a villain. But he told another interviewer recently that he was glad that
he persevered because "I have lived to see the [musical] recognized as a
masterpiece."

Anderson is survived by his wife, Veronica; a son from a previous marriage,
Khalil McGhee-Anderson; stepdaughters Hannah and Laila Ali; and several sisters.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Agape International
Spiritual Church, 5700 Buckingham Parkway, Culver City.




Don Cornell, big band singer ("It Isn't Fair"), 84.
AVENTURA, Fla. (AP) -- Don Cornell, a Big Band singer who scored a string of
hits during the 1950s and early 1960s including "It Isn't Fair," died Monday. He
was 84.

Cornell died at Aventura Hospital and Medical Center early Monday from advanced
emphysema and diabetes, said Zora Pergl-Cary, his personal assistant.

Cornell got his start with trumpeter Red Nichols and big band leader Sammy Kaye
before launching a successful solo career. Between 1950 and 1962, Cornell
chalked up hits such as "It Isn't Fair," "I'm Yours," "I'll Walk Alone" and
"Hold My Hand."

His singing career spanned more than 40 years and more than 50 million records
sold. Cornell was honored in 1963 as one of the first stars on the Hollywood
Walk of Fame and was inducted into the Big Band Hall of Fame in 1993.

Cornell, born Luigi Francisco Varlaro, was born in New York City on April 21,
1919. Cornell and his wife, Iris, who also served as his personal manager, moved
to Sunny Isles Beach in 1979.


Carl Liscobme, NHL hockey player (Detroit Red Wings), of leukemia, 89.

Tuesday, 24 February
Estelle Axton, music executive (Stax Records), 85.

John Randolph, actor (Al Harris on "Roseanne"), 88.
LOS ANGELES (AP) _ John Randolph, a Tony Award-winning character
actor who appeared in numerous films, television series and plays,
died of natural causes on Tuesday. He was 88.

The politically active Randolph, who was blacklisted during the
McCarthy era and most recently played Tom Hanks' grandfather in the
1998 film "You've Got Mail," died at his home in Hollywood, his
family said.

Among dozens of roles, he played a police chief in 1973's "Serpico,"
appeared in the 1974 TV movie "The Missiles of October," and was
Roseanne's father in several episodes of "Roseanne."

In 1987, Randolph won a Tony for his role as a grandfather in Neil
Simon's play "Broadway Bound." He was in the original New York stage
productions of "The Sound of Music," "Paint Your Wagon," and "The
Visit," and appeared in local plays until four years ago.

He was often stopped on the street by people who asked if they knew
him, said his daughter-in-law, Kate Randolph. "He'd say, 'Yes, I've
been in your living room many times,"' she said.

Born in New York City, Randolph described himself as an "old radical"
and became politically active in the 1930s. He rallied for convicted
spies Julius and Ethel Rosenberg and later marched with the Rev.
Martin Luther King Jr.

He refused to answer questions when called before the House Un-
American Activities Committee in 1955, and was blacklisted from
Hollywood for 15 years, during which time he performed in plays in
and around New York.

He is survived by two children, a granddaughter and a brother.



Wednesday, 25 February
A. C. Reed, blue saxophonist, of cancer, 77
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Blues songwriter and saxophonist A.C. Reed, who shared the
stage and recording studio with Buddy Guy and Stevie Ray Vaughan and led his own
band, the Spark Plugs, died on Wednesday, his record label said. He was 77.

Reed, who was born Aaron Corthen in Wardell, Missouri, on May 9, 1926, died in
Chicago of complications from cancer, Alligator Records said in a statement.

Raised in southern Illinois, Reed began playing tenor sax on hearing the band of
trumpeter Erskine Hawkins, and later modeled his elegantly simple, honking style
on jazzman Gene Ammons.

Reed played with an array of artists that included Albert Collins, Bonnie Raitt
(news) and Son Seals. He also recorded three solo albums and wrote humorous
songs also recorded by Magic Slim and Charlie Musselwhite.

Down Beat magazine once called Reed "one of the blues' most incisive originals."


Reed moved to Chicago in 1942 and found work at a steel mill, using his first
paycheck to buy a saxophone at a pawnshop.

Reed studied at the Chicago Conservatory of Music and was tutored by J.T. Brown,
Elmore James' tenor sax player.

Reed joined Guy and Junior Wells' band in 1967, and opened for the Rolling
Stones during a 1970 tour.

In recent years, Reed performed constantly at clubs and at blues festivals. He
recorded the albums "Junk Food" in 1998 and "I Got Money" in 2002.


M. Lamont Bean, retailer (Pay'n Save), cause not reported, 79.

Thursday, 26 February
Harry Bartell, actor (frequently on "Dragnet"), 90.

Ralph Winters, film editor ("Ben-Hur"), 94.

Friday, 27 February
NEW YORK (AP) — Bart Howard, a songwriter and pianist best known for his
composition "Fly Me to the Moon," died Saturday, February 21, 2004 in Carmel,
N.Y. He was 88.

The cause was complications from a stroke, said Thomas Fowler, his companion of
58 years.

Born in Burlington, Iowa, Howard moved to Los Angeles in 1934 with dreams of
writing music for movies. He later relocated to New York, where singer Mabel
Mercer added his song "If You Leave Paris" to her repertoire. From 1941 to 1945,
he served as a musician in the Army.

"Fly Me to the Moon" — also known as "In Other Words" — first gained fame in
1960, when Peggy Lee sang it on "The Ed Sullivan Show." Two years later, it was
a hit in instrumental form for conductor Joe Harnell.

His other well-known songs included "Let Me Love You" and "Don't Dream of
Anybody but Me."

Howard was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1999.

Saturday, 28 February
Daniel Boorstin, historian ("Americans: The Democratic Experience"), of
pneumonia, 89.
Gene Allison, R&B singer, ("You Can Make It If You Try"), of liver and kidney
failure, 69.
Ken "Hubcap" Carter, radio DJ (Dallas), of congestive heart disease and
diabetes, 60.
Maury Allen Falstein, news reporter (Chicago), of heart failure, 88.

Sunday, 29 February
Fred Benninger, movie stuido and hotel executive (MGM), 86.
Jerome Lawrence, playwright ("Inherit the Wind"), 88.