* Sir John Summerson, 87, Britain's pre-eminent...


November 24, 1992

* Sir John Summerson, 87, Britain's pre-eminent architectural historian, died Nov. 10 in London of pneumonia, complicated by Parkinson's disease and emphysema. He was a trained architect, a journalist and for nearly 40 years the curator of Sir John Soane's Museum in London. Many of his books, including "Georgian London" (1946) and "Heavenly Mansions" (1948), have become popular classics.

* Sterling Holloway, 87, whose acting career began in the silent era with a series of short comedies, died Sunday in Los Angeles. With his distinctive raspy voice, he prospered with the coming of sound. In the 1930s and '40s, he had comic roles in such films as "Gold Diggers of 1933" and "The Beautiful Blonde from Bashful Bend." Walt Disney put his voice to good use in a number of cartoons, including "Alice in Wonderland," "Winnie the Pooh," "The Aristocats" and "The Jungle Book."

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