Freddie Bartholomew, 67, whose popularity as a 1930s child star of such films as "David Copperfield," "Little Lord Fauntleroy," "Captains Courageous" and "Anna Karenina" failed to propel him to success as an adult actor, died of emphysema Thursday in Florida, where he had retired. "He was one of the finest, if not the finest, child actors that we had on the scene at that time," said Mickey Rooney, who had appeared with him in "The Devil is a Sissy." In the early 1950s, Mr. Bartholomew was host of a daytime TV show and an associate director of a New York TV station. In 1954, he went to work for the Benton & Bowles advertising agency in New York and become a vice president.
Sherwood Mangiapane, 79, a jazz musician known for playing his bass fiddle "backward," died Thursday of complications from diabetes in New Orleans. "He picked it up by ear and played it his own way," said jazz historian Dick Allen. "He played left-handed, and it looked like he was playing it backward."