Gene Nelson,76, best remembered as the definitive cowboy...

Deaths Elsewhere

September 19, 1996

Gene Nelson,76, best remembered as the definitive cowboy Will Parker in the 1955 film version of "Oklahoma!", died of cancer Monday in Los Angeles.

Mr. Nelson, who went on to become a film and television director, found his greatest success as an actor in 1950s musicals, which included "The Daughter of Rosie O'Grady," "Tea for Two," "Lullaby of Broadway," "Three Sailors and a Girl" and "This Is Paris."

As a director, he worked with Elvis Presley in the films "Kissin' Cousins" and "Harum Scarum." He also directed "Hand of Death," "Hootenanny Hoot," "Your Cheatin' Heart" and "The Cool Ones."

His television work included "The Rifleman," "The Donna Reed Show" and "I Dream of Jeannie."

Augusto T. D. Antunes,89, who went from being a postal worker to one of Brazil's richest men, died Tuesday in Rio de Janeiro. He had a net worth of $500 million and opened his first mining company in the 1940s. He became known for his partnerships with foreign companies, including Bethlehem Steel and Scott Paper.

Pub Date: 9/19/96

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