Hoang Van Hoang, 86, a founding member of the Vietnamese Communist Party who defected to China in 1979, died in exile Saturday of a lung infection. Along with Ho Chi Minh and others, Mr. Hoang helped found the Indochinese Communist Party in 1930 and set up the Vietminh United Front to fight against French colonial rule in 1941.
Edwina Booth, 86, star of the 1931 film classic "Trader Horn," died of heart failure Saturday in Los Angeles. Miss Booth was rumored to have died a half-century ago from the jungle fever she caught while filming "Trader Horn" in Africa. After release of the film, Miss Booth was confined to her bed for more than five years. She sued Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studios for more than $1 million, eventually settling out of court for an undisclosed amount.
Edward T. Stone, 90, former managing editor of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, died of Parkinson's disease Monday.