Jerry Washington, 64, a popular rhythm and blues disc...


October 06, 1994

Jerry Washington, 64, a popular rhythm and blues disc jockey in the nation's capital, died Tuesday of a brain hemorrhage in Washington. Known to his fans as "The Bama," he began his radio career in the 1970s on listener-supported WPFW and was host of "The Bama Hour."

Claude Caspar-Jordan, 88, who founded the French-language service of the Associated Press, died Friday of cancer in Paris. His wife of 58 years, Marcelle, died two days later. As Allied forces liberated France in 1944, he was contacted by the AP to launch its French-language service, translating the wire service reports from English into French.

Chandler Diehl, 82, a retired foreign correspondent and executive for the Associated Press, died Tuesday in San Antonio. He joined the AP in 1938 and retired in 1977.

Dr. Warren Glenford Kinzey, 58, an anthropologist who was a specialist in the evolution of early hominids and New World monkeys, died Saturday of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Lou Gehrig's disease, at his home in Tarrytown, N.Y. He recently finished work on "New World Primates: Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior," which he edited and to which he contributed a major section. It is to be published next year.

Heinz Ruehmann, 92, one of Germany's most popular actors, died Tuesday at his home in the Bavarian town of Berg near the Starnberg lake just south of Munich. Mr. Ruehmann starred in more than 100 films over the last 70 years. Shortly after the Nazis moved into power in 1933, he was put under pressure to divorce his Jewish wife, Maria Bernheim. He helped her emigrate to Sweden. After the war, they appeared together in German television programs and said they were forced to separate because of political pressure.

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