Joan Harrison,83, who wrote "Rebecca" and "Foreign...


August 25, 1994

Joan Harrison,83, who wrote "Rebecca" and "Foreign Correspondent" for Alfred Hitchcock, died Aug. 14 in London. She went to work for Mr. Hitchcock as a secretary in London in 1933 and accompanied the director to Hollywood in 1939. She became one of the first female film producers and produced TV's "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" for its entire run. Her adaption of Daphne du Maurier's novel, "Rebecca," starred Sir Laurence Olivier and Joan Fontaine. The film won the Academy Award for best picture of 1940. In 1958, with Mr. Hitchcock as witness, she married novelist Eric Ambler, who survives her.

Gen. Ramon J. Camps, 67, one of the most notorious figures in the "dirty war" against leftists during Argentina's 1976-1983 military dictatorship, died Monday of cancer in Buenos Aires, Argentina. As chief of the Buenos Aires provincial police, the army officer helped lead the right-wing dictatorship's campaign of political repression, in which at least 9,000 people died. He was once quoted as claiming responsibility for the "disappearance" of 5,000 suspected leftists. In 1986, after the country's return to elected rule, he was tried and sentenced to 25 years in prison. He was freed in 1990 under a pardon issued by President Carlos Menem.

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