Lise Connell,64, who created the syndicated comic strip...

Deaths Elsewhere

September 18, 1996

Lise Connell,64, who created the syndicated comic strip "Grass is Greener," died Saturday in Westport, Conn., after a heart attack.

The strip, which began in the 1980s, was written by Ms. Connell and illustrated by John Stevens. It was syndicated in 70 newspapers.

It was about women trying to balance career and home life.

She began her career in 1976 as a reporter and later worked as an editor for several publications.

Jane Baxter,87, an actress who starred in the first stage production of "Dial M for Murder" and played leads in several British films, died Friday in London of stomach cancer. She performed in dozens of plays and 29 movies. Her co-stars included John Gielgud, Michael Redgrave and Charles Laughton.

James Gulliver, 66, who founded Argyll Group PLC and built it through takeovers into one of Britain's biggest food-and-beverage businesses, died after a heart attack Thursday in Edinburgh, Scotland. His success in revitalizing the Fine Fare supermarket chain won him Britain's coveted Young Businessman of the Year award in 1972.

Agnes Mongan,91, the first female director of Harvard University's Fogg Art Museum, died Sunday in Cambridge, Mass. She became a research assistant at the museum in 1929. In 1947, she was named curator of drawings, the museum's first female curator.

Pub Date: 9/18/96

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