Anne Revere, an actress who won acclaim for her screen...

Deaths elsewhere

December 19, 1990

Anne Revere, an actress who won acclaim for her screen portrayals of wise, protective motherly characters until her career was cut short by the 1950s Communist blacklist, died Monday at her home in Locust Valley, N.Y. She was 87. The stately, spirited character actress won a 1945 Academy Award as the mother of Elizabeth Taylor in "National Velvet." Miss Revere was also nominated for supporting Oscars for playing the mothers of Jennifer Jones in "The Song of Bernadette" (1943) and of Gregory Peck in "Gentleman's Agreement" (1947). Miss Revere was also the understanding mother of John Garfield in "Body and Soul" (1947) and of Montgomery Clift in "A Place in the Sun" (1951). Her salt-of-the-earth motif was her straight hair carefully combed into a practical bun. But then she was blacklisted by the industry and barred from films for 20 years for refusing to testify about Communist links before the House Committee on Un-American Activities.

Ed Parker, a former bodyguard to Elvis Presley and owner of an international chain of karate schools, died of a heart attack Saturday in Honolulu. He was 59. Mr. Parker, a native of Hawaii, earned a black belt in karate and moved to California, where he became one of the first to teach karate on the mainland.

Jean Page, the star of such silent films as "Black Beauty," "Prodigal Judge" and "Captain Blood," died Saturday in Los Angeles. She was 95. She was born Lucile Beatrice O'Hair and was discovered by Albert Edward Smith, founder of the Vitagraph Film Co., whom she later married.

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