Charles Aidman, a television actor who appeared in one of...


November 10, 1993

Charles Aidman, a television actor who appeared in one of the first "Twilight Zone" episodes and narrated an updated version of the science fiction series, died of cancer Sunday. In a 1959 episode, the actor played an astronaut who found himself disappearing from the minds and view of those around him. He narrated the updated version of the series from 1985 to 1987. Mr. Aidman also appeared in "The Fugitive," "Gunsmoke," "The Wild, Wild West," "Little House on the Prairie" and "Quincy, M.E." His movie credits included "Kotch" (1971) and "Hour of the Gun" (1967). He was 68.

* Edward Ross Aranow, 84, a legal expert on corporate takeovers, died of cancer Sunday at his home in Scarsdale, N.Y. He wrote two books that have become standard texts in law firms and law schools: "Proxy Contests for Corporate Control" (1957) and "Developments in Tender Offers for Corporate Control" (1978). He was working on a revision of the first book at the time of his death.

* Roy McKnight, 72, chairman and chief executive officer of generic drug manufacturer Mylan Laboratories, died Saturday after a heart attack at his Florida home.

* Beatrice E. "Bappy" Cole, 89, the sister and personal assistant of actress Ava Gardner, died Saturday at a Burbank, Calif., nursing home. She worked as Ms. Gardner's personal assistant until the actress' death in 1990.

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