Martha Hill, 94, a modern dance pioneer and educator who...


November 22, 1995

Martha Hill, 94, a modern dance pioneer and educator who founded programs that trained several generations of top American choreographers, died Sunday in New York. She founded dance programs at the Juilliard School in New York, Bennington College in Vermont and Connecticut College, whose American Dance Festival was moved to Duke University in North Carolina in 1978.

Tommie Baker, 70, a child actor from Hollywood's golden age, died Saturday in Lumberton, N.C. A tap-dancing whiz, he was discovered at age 8 in an amateur talent show. After five years of nightclub acts and Broadway shows, he headed to Hollywood in 1938 and received formal training as an actor. He played a page in the Jimmy Stewart movie "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington" and starred in "The Blue Bird" with Shirley Temple.

Livingston Hall, 92, former assistant U.S. attorney in New York state and vice dean of Harvard Law School, died Saturday in Great Barrington, Mass.

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