Alyce King Clarke,80, of the technically accomplished big...


August 23, 1996

Alyce King Clarke,80, of the technically accomplished big band singing group known for nearly six decades as the King Sisters, died Wednesday in Los Angeles of chronic bronchial asthma.

She was also featured in the 1960s ABC television program "The King Family."

The King Sisters, Alyce, Donna, Louise and Yvonne -- sang on major radio variety programs in the late 1930s and 1940s and, as television evolved, on such shows as Ed Sullivan, Johnny Carson and Merv Griffin as well as having their own series. They earned a Grammy for their recording of "Imagination."

Clarke's rich alto was considered the best voice in the family, a sister said.

Paul Tishman, 96, a collector of African art whose development firm did major projects in the New York area, died Monday in New York. His father founded Tishman Realty and Construction Co. in 1898. Paul Tishman joined the company in 1924 and later became its director. In 1949, he formed his own firm, Paul Tishman Inc., which specialized in urban renewal and buildings for hospitals, universities and government.

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Pub Date: 8/23/96

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