* Russell Amos Kirk, 75, author of more than 30 books...


May 03, 1994

* Russell Amos Kirk, 75, author of more than 30 books, hundreds of essays, reviews and syndicated columns and a founder of the modern conservative movement in the United States, died of congestive heart failure April 29 at his home in Mecosta, Mich. He was the editor of the University Bookman, an educational quarterly, and founder of the critical journal Modern Age: A Conservative Review. For nearly 25 years he wrote a column on education called "From the Academy" for the National Review, and for 13 years he wrote a newspaper column distributed by the Los Angeles Times Syndicate. His 1953 book "The Conservative Mind: From Burke to Santayana" established his reputation and lent intellectual weight to the budding conservative movement.

* David Langton, 82, who portrayed the stiffly proper tetrarch of the upstairs in "Upstairs, Downstairs" has died of a heart attack, it was reported April 29. He was better known as Lord Richard

Bellamy in the British TV series of the 1970s.


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