Andre Baruch, 83, whose prolonged radio career ranged from broadcasting Brooklyn Dodgers' baseball games to announcing "Your Hit Parade," died Sunday at his home in Beverly Hills, Calif. Long identified as the voice of Lucky Strike cigarettes, one of Mr. Baruch's most enduring stints was as announcer for "Your Hit Parade," a program that much of America awaited eagerly in the 1930s and '40s as it reported in extravagant detail the 10 top-selling songs of the preceding week. Mr. Baruch's distinctive voice also was a key part "The Shadow." As announcer it fell to Mr. Baruch to intone: "The Shadow, mysterious character who aids the forces of law and order, is in reality Lamont Cranston, wealthy young man about town. Several years ago in the Orient, Cranston learned a strange and mysterious secret . . . the hypnotic power to cloud men's minds so they cannot see him. . . ."
Charles H. King Jr., 66, a civil rights leader who ran confrontational seminars to help whites and blacks change their racial attitudes, died of liver cancer Saturday in Atlanta. Mr. King took part in the 1963 civil rights march on Washington and was a member of the 1967 National Advisory Committee on Civil Disorders, or Kerner commission. He wrote a 1983 autobiography, "Fire in My Bones."