* Robert Simon, 83, an actor best known for television roles on "M*A*S*H" and "The Amazing Spider Man," died Nov. 29. He got his start on Broadway, appearing in Clifford Odets' "Clash By Night" and later in the role of Willy Loman in "Death of a Salesman." After moving to Los Angeles in 1954, he appeared in such films as "Compulsion," "Captain Newman, M.D." and "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance." He played General Mitchell in the 1973-1974 season of "M*A*S*H" and also appeared in "Nancy," "Saints and Sinners," "Playhouse 90," "The Twilight Zone" and "Quincy."
Tony Cuesta, 66, leader of the paramilitary Cuban exile group Comandos L, died Wednesday of a heart attack. Once an intelligence officer for Cuban leader Fidel Castro, he defected to the United States in 1960. He formed Comandos L two years later to try to overthrow Mr. Castro. He was blinded and lost part of his left arm during a failed assassination attempt against Mr. Castro in 1966. Cuba released him from prison in 1978, and he returned to the United States. In 1984 the city of Miami declared Jan. 15 Tony Cuesta Day. Mr. Cuesta has said he participated in more than 30 raids against Cuba over the past 30 years. But in a recent interview with the Miami Herald he portrayed himself as a peaceful man. "We are not trigger-happy," he said of his group. "As soon as we get the chance, we would go back to peaceful means of