* Carlotta Monti, 86, an actress whose stormy relationship...

DEATHS ELSEWHERE

December 12, 1993

* Carlotta Monti, 86, an actress whose stormy relationship with W.C. Fields was chronicled in an autobiography and movie, died Wednesday of undisclosed causes in Los Angeles. Miss Monti, the vivacious actress who appeared in such films as "The Merry Widow," the original "Ben Hur" and "One Night of Love," was Mr. Fields' companion from 1933 until his death in 1946. Their relationship was the subject of the 1976 movie "W.C. Fields and Me," starring Rod Steiger as Mr. Fields and Valerie Perrine as Miss Monti. It was based on her book.

* Lem Quon, 83, longtime owner of the Formosa Cafe, a hangout for Hollywood celebrities for decades, died of chronic heart trouble Dec. 5. Mr. Quon operated his Cantonese restaurant for about 50 years. Some 1,000 photographs, including those of Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Lucille Ball, Clark Gable, John Wayne, Marilyn Monroe, Lana Turner, Pearl Bailey, Elvis Presley and other stars, line the restaurant walls.

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