Herve Bazin, 84, an award-winning French novelist whose...


February 25, 1996

Herve Bazin, 84, an award-winning French novelist whose works have been published in 45 languages, died of a stroke at his home in Angers, France, on Feb. 17.

His most popular novels, published mainly in the 1950s and 1960s, include "Viper in the Fist," "Oil on the Fire" and "The Cry of the Owl."

Roger Bowen, 63, the novelist and actor who portrayed Col. Henry Blake in the 1970 film version of "M*A*S*H," died Feb. 16 of a heart attack while vacationing in Florida. Mr. Bowen of New York City died a day after the death of McLean Stevenson, who played Blake in the "M*A*S*H" television series. Mr. Bowen wrote 11 novels, including "Inga," "The Silent 50s" and "Just Like a Movie."

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