Max Manus, 81, a World War II resistance fighter, died Friday in Oslo, Norway. He was part of Kompani Linge, volunteers trained in England for missions in Norway during the Nazi occupation. He sank German warships and blew up more than 100 German warplanes. He wrote two best-selling books and an autobiography.
Vera Brodsky Lawrence, 87, a pianist, editor and historian of American music whose research helped bring the works of Scott Joplin and Louis Moreau Gottschalk to the attention of contemporary performers, died Wednesday at her home in New York City.