Andre Lwoff, 92, a pioneer in the field of molecular biology and a winner of the 1965 Nobel Prize in Medicine, died Friday in Paris. He shared his Nobel with two French colleagues, Francois Jacob and Jacques Monod, for the discovery that the genetic material of a virus can be assimilated by bacteria and passed on to succeeding generations. He had discovered earlier that genetic material can exist outside the cell's nucleus.
William Daniel Murray, 85, who was elevated to the federal bench in 1949, died Monday in Butte, Mont. He criticized the FBI when he dismissed several cases because the FBI conducted searches without warrants, and he was criticized in turn by then-Director J. Edgar Hoover. He was also known for his ruling that the draft was unconstitutional because it did not apply equally to women, though he was reversed on appeal.
Dub Taylor, 87, who had supporting roles in "Bonnie and Clyde" and "Maverick," died Monday in Los Angeles. His first film was Frank Capra's 1938 classic comedy "You Can't Take It With You."
Dennis Wolfberg, 48, a rubber-faced comedian who performed on "The Tonight Show" and played an eccentric scientist on the TV series "Quantum Leap," died Monday of cancer in Culver City, Calif.