Lyle Talbot, 94, a versatile actor whose roles in more...

DEATHS ELSEWHERE

March 05, 1996

Lyle Talbot, 94, a versatile actor whose roles in more than 150 movies ranged from natty leading men to rebellious convicts to Ozzie and Harriet's television neighbor, died Sunday at his home in San Francisco. His death was of natural causes, the coroner's office said yesterday.

Mr. Talbot began his career in the early days of talkies and ended in the television era during which he played Joe Randolph, the neighbor in the 1952-1966 series "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet."

He shared billing with luminaries of the '30s and '40s, such as Carole Lombard, Spencer Tracy and Pat O'Brien.

Mr. Talbot, whose face was more familiar to movie fans than his name, worked constantly and often said he was never out of a job for more than a few weeks.

Marguerite Duras, 81, one of France's most famed and prolific writers who was best known in recent years for her novel "The Lover" and the film based on it, died Sunday in Paris.

Ludwig Freiherr von Hammerstein-Equord-quord, 76, who took part in the failed 1944 plot by German army officers to overthrow Adolf Hitler, died Feb. 26 in Berlin of heart failure.

Meyer Schapiro, 91, an art historian, radical, teacher and critic, died Sunday in New York. Since 1973, he had been a professor emeritus at Columbia University, where he spent most of his teaching career. He also lectured at New York University.

Pub Date: 3/05/96

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