Ethel Casey, 69, a soprano who once sang at New York's...


November 26, 1995

Ethel Casey, 69, a soprano who once sang at New York's Carnegie Hall, died early Wednesday in a fire at her home in Raleigh, Va. Her 1961 appearance at Town Hall in New York City introduced works by Arnold Shoenberg and other contemporary composers to the United States. She sang at Carnegie Hall in 1962, and was the vocalist that year for the International Western Festival at the Seattle World's Fair.

Edna Deane, 90, the world champion ballroom dancer famous for being the girl "who's danced with the prince of Wales," died Wednesday in London. Born Edna Morton Sewell to British parents in the Orange Free State, now part of South Africa, danced to fame in Britain during the 1920s using the stage name Edna Deane. Prince Edward -- later King Edward VIII -- was so entranced by her at a ball that he asked her to dance nine times. She retired from professional dancing in 1935 and became a choreographer and writer.

Peter Grant, 60, a strapping British ex-wrestler who once managed Led Zeppelin and other rock groups, died Tuesday of a heart attack. He managed Led Zeppelin from the late 1960s until it disbanded in the early 1980s. He lived in Eastbourne on the Channel coast south of London.

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