Bernard Ozer, a merchandiser at Associated Merchandising...

Deaths elsewhere

May 15, 1991

Bernard Ozer, a merchandiser at Associated Merchandising Corp. who turned low-budget clothing into fashion trends, died Sunday in New York of heart disease at age 60. Mr. Ozer was credited with discovering plastic sandals that became "jellies" on beaches in Yugoslavia and with popularizing the bicycle shorts of New York City bicycle messengers.

Harry Slochower, who lost his teaching job in German and comparative literature at Brooklyn College in 1952 after refusing to tell a congressional committee whether he had been a Communist Party member, died Saturday at age 90. In 1956 he was reinstated when the Supreme Court ruled he had been denied due process. But he was suspended almost immediately on charges that he had lied to the committee, and he then resigned.

Milt Bruhn, the former Wisconsin football coach who led the Badgers to their last Rose Bowl appearance in 1963, died yesterday in Madison of a heart attack at age 78. He coached Wisconsin for 11 years through 1966.

Claude Marks, painter, writer and longtime lecturer on art at the Metropolitan Museum and throughout the United States, died Thursday in New York of leukemia. He was 75. He wrote several books, among them "Pilgrims, Heretics and Lovers," a portrait of medieval life in France, and "From the Sketchbooks of the Great Artists." He specialized in theatrical portraits and counted among his subjects Sir John Gielgud, Sir Ralph Richardson, Sir Alec Guinness, Lord Olivier, Joel Grey, Marlene Dietrich, Julie Harris and Glenda Jackson.

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