Anna Larina, 82, the widow of Nikolai I. Bukharin, a...


February 27, 1996

Anna Larina, 82, the widow of Nikolai I. Bukharin, a father of the Bolshevik Revolution who was executed under Stalin, and herself a survivor of a Soviet gulag, died Saturday in Moscow of lung cancer, said her daughter, Nadezhda Fadeyeva.

Dorothy Maynor, 85, a highly regarded soprano recitalist who founded the Harlem School of the Arts in New York, died Feb. 19 in West Chester, Pa.

Miss Maynor, whose career helped open the way for black artists such as Marian Anderson and Leontyne Price, possessed a voice that the New Grove Dictionary of American Music describes as "a soaring, bell-like soprano capable of exquisite musical effects, supported by a sincere and ardent temperament."

She took New York by storm in a sold-out recital at Town Hall in 1939 and pursued a successful recital career. Miss Maynor made her Carnegie Hall debut in 1940 with the New York Philharmonic. In the late 1940s, she toured Latin America and Europe. She often performed at benefits to aid the war effort and black causes.

Audrey Elizabeth Watson "Betty" Boote, 61, managing editor of House Beautiful magazine since 1979, died Friday in New York of complications after knee surgery. Mrs. Boote, a resident of Manhattan and Livingston, N.Y., joined Conde Nast in 1959. In 1970, she moved to Vogue magazine as administrative coordinator for Diana Vreeland and Grace Mirabella.

Dan Kiley, 54, an author and self-described pop psychologist, died Saturday of a heart attack in Tucson, Ariz. Mr. Kiley wrote hTC nine books, including the "Peter Pan Syndrome" about immaturity in men.

Priscilla Bonner, 97, silent film actress who was in movies with such stars as Clara Bow and Will Rogers in the 1920s, died Wednesday in Los Angeles.

Niall MacDermot, 79, a champion for the "disappeared" in Latin America and other victims of oppression, died Thursday in Geneva after a short illness. Mr. MacDermot, born in Dublin and a law graduate of Oxford, went to Geneva to head the International Commission of Jurists.

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