Morty Corb, 78, who played bass for Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Pearl Bailey and Nat King Cole, died Saturday of a brain aneurysm in Los Angeles. He began performing professionally at 17 with a San Antonio dance band. After a stint with an Army Air Force band, he moved to Los Angeles in 1946 and soon joined Armstrong's "All Stars" band. He also performed and recorded with Peggy Lee, Pete Fountain, Al Hirt and Jimmy Durante.
Margaret Jenkins, 92, who competed in two Olympics, died Jan. 8 in Jackson, Calif. Ms. Jenkins competed in the 1928 Games in Amsterdam, Netherlands, and the 1932 Games in Los Angeles. She held the U.S. record in 1927 with a javelin throw of 129 feet, 1 1/2 inches. Javelin was not an event in the 1928 Games, so she threw the discus and finished eighth.