Jeremy Sinden,45, an actor best known for his character...


June 03, 1996

Jeremy Sinden,45, an actor best known for his character parts as a pompous, supercilious or caddish upper-class Englishman, died of cancer Wednesday at a hospice near London. This year, Mr. Sinden withdrew from what was one of the most acclaimed performances of his career -- playing Toad, the vainglorious hero of "The Wind in the Willows," at London's Old Vic theater.

The son of theatrical parents, Mr. Sinden won plaudits as a television performer, notably as Boy Mulcaster in the adaptation of Evelyn Waugh's "Brideshead Revisited," Anthony Mortimer in "Crossroads," and Captain Lydgate in "Middlemarch."

"Sinden had a remarkable capacity," London's Daily Telegraph said in a tribute, "for being apparently unaware of the absurdity of his usually self-absorbed characters -- which made them all the funnier."

George Francis Temple Jr.,77, a former professional wrestler and brother of Shirley Temple Black, died May 27 in Long Beach, Calif. Mr. Temple had a debilitating stroke three years ago. Mr. Temple was a Marine stationed at Pearl Harbor during the Japanese attack. After the war, he became a professional wrestler until he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1952.

Pub Date: 6/03/96

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