Lloyd W. Dunn, 84, founder of the Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, which issues the Grammy awards, died Friday of cancer in Encino, Calif. Mr. Dunn worked for McGraw-Hill Publishing Co. in New York before coming to California in the late 1940s to open an advertising agency. In 1950, he became vice president of merchandising and sales for Capitol Records and then was vice president of artists and repertoire and president of the former Capitol Records International Corp. He and four other record executives founded the music academy in 1957.
LeRoy Collins, 82, the governor of Florida from 1955 to 1961 who helped lead the fight against racist traditions in Florida and throughout the South, died yesterday of lung cancer in Tallahassee, Fla. He also persuaded Florida lawmakers to begin a junior college system and create a statewide public television network. He chaired the 1960 Democratic national convention and was considered one of the first "New South" politicians. In the 1960s, he was president of the National Broadcasters Association and then head of the national Community Relations Service, which he organized at the request of President Johnson after passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. In that capacity, he represented President Johnson during the 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery, Ala., mediating between the Rev. Martin Luther King's non-violent followers and Alabama's heavily armed police.