Rene Clement, 82, the French film director whose...


March 19, 1996

Rene Clement, 82, the French film director whose "Forbidden Games" won numerous international awards including an Oscar, died Sunday in southern France, the French Academy of Fine Arts announced.

He won top film awards in Cannes, London, Venice, Tokyo, New York, Brussels and Hollywood during a directing career that spanned more than four decades.

Among his best-known works were "Is Paris Burning?" in 1966 and "Rider on the Rain." He also assisted French writer and director Jean Cocteau in making "Beauty and the Beast" in 1946.

The Rev. Charles Keyes Jr., 76, who ran the "Parson of the Hills" ministry that provided toys and food during the holidays to residents of Appalachia, died Sunday in Hickory, N.C. He distributed truckloads of items to the needy in the coal mine counties of Kentucky and West Virginia and to portions of western North Carolina.

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