Efrem Kurtz, 94, a conductor whose recordings with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra sold 3 million copies and who worked with American modern dance pioneer Isadora Duncan, died Tuesday in London. In 1928, Anna Pavlova invited him to open her season in London, and he later toured with the legendary Russian dancer for three years in South America and Europe. He fled Nazi Germany for France in 1933. The Russian-born musician became a U.S. citizen in 1944.
Dr. James B. Dealy Jr., 74, a radiologist who helped perform the first successful kidney transplant between nonidentical twins, died of cancer Tuesday in Newton, Mass. The surgical team of which he was a member performed the historic transplant Jan. 24, 1959, at what is now Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. The lead surgeon, Dr. Joseph E. Murray, had won the Nobel Prize for the first successful kidney transplant in 1954, using identical twins.