Arthur C. Lundahl, 77, the CIA aerial-photography expert who detected the Soviet missile sites on Cuba in 1962, died Monday of respiratory failure at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda. Mr. Lundahl's disclosure of the missile sites to President John F. Kennedy resulted in a naval blockage of Cuba. His discovery of the missile sites took military and political analysts by surprise and was considered a major intelligence feat. The Soviet Union withdrew the missiles. Mr. Lundahl, of Bethesda, received a presidential medal for his CIA work and was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.
HTC Richard Fontana, 40, one of France's most admired stage actors, died Friday of undisclosed causes, officials at the state Comedie Francaise theater announced. He had been ill for the past year and performed infrequently. A student of the late director Antoine Vitez, Mr. Fontana was considered a complete actor, equally at ease performing in a comedy or a tragedy. His repertoire included works by Moliere, Racine, Corneille, Shakespeare and Hugo. He joined the Comedie Francaise in 1979.