Vladimir Dedijer, 76, a World War II guerrilla fighter...

Deaths elsewhere

December 06, 1990

Vladimir Dedijer, 76, a World War II guerrilla fighter best known as the biographer Marshal Tito, Yugoslavia's communist leader, died on Nov. 30 in Rhinebeck, N.Y. His biography, "Tito Speaks," was published in 1953, five years after Josef V. Stalin expelled Yugoslavia from the Soviet bloc. More than any other work, the Dedijer book explained the evolution of Yugoslavia's independent brand of communism.

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