Lincoln Kirstein, 88, the dance patron who in 1933 brought...

DEATHS ELSEWHERE

January 07, 1996

Lincoln Kirstein, 88, the dance patron who in 1933 brought choreographer George Balanchine to the United States, transforming American ballet, died Friday in New York. Mr. Kirstein was introduced to Balanchine in London and persuaded him to move to the United States. They founded the School of American Ballet in 1933 and the New York City Ballet in 1948. Mr. Kirstein's books include "Lay This Laurel," which became a basis for the screenplay of the 1989 movie "Glory," and "Mosaic: Memoirs."

Dr. Jay Morris Arena, 86, former director of Duke University's Poison Control Center and inventor of the child-proof safety cap, died Friday in Durham, N.C., of a heart attack. Dr. Arena was a member of Duke's pediatrics faculty for 42 years until his retirement in 1979.

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