Mollie Panter-Downes,90, who wrote Letter from London for...


February 04, 1997

Mollie Panter-Downes,90, who wrote Letter from London for the New Yorker magazine, died Jan. 22 in Haslemere, England.

Mrs. Panter-Downes' first Letter from London appeared Sept. 9, 1939, and her last letter was March 26, 1984. Her last article appeared Aug. 18, 1986.

E. T. Dunlap,82, a former state representative and longtime chancellor of Oklahoma colleges and universities, died Friday in Oklahoma City of a stroke. He was appointed by President Jimmy Carter as chairman of Sallie Mae Corp. in Washington, an organization specializing in college loans, and was reappointed by President Ronald Reagan.

Godfrey Baseley,92, founder of the world's longest-running radio serial, "The Archers," died Sunday in London.

Chen Jiwei,82, who served as defense minister after marching as a Red Army revolutionary, died Sunday in Beijing. A leading member of the Communist Party for several decades, he was a vice chairman of China's legislature, the National People's Congress, when he died.

Sidney W. Dean Jr.,91, an advertising executive and advocate for public access to cable television, died Jan. 24 in New York from a stroke.

James Arnold Doolittle,83, who brought famed dance companies to Los Angeles and was a producer of opera, theater and dance, died of a heart attack Saturday in West Hollywood, Calif. He also was well-known for the Hollywood theater that bears his name.

Mitchell Goodman,73, a teacher and writer whose activism against the Vietnam War led to his prosecution in the trial of the Boston Five, died Saturday of pancreatic cancer in Temple, Maine. As part of the Boston Five that also included pediatrician Benjamin Spock, Mr. Goodman was convicted in 1968 of conspiracy to violate the Selective Service Act for his support of draft resisters. He was sentenced to two years in prison, but the conviction was overturned.

William R. Kintner,81, U.S. ambassador to Thailand from 1973 to 1975, died Saturday in Bryn Athyn, Pa., of cancer.

Daniel Pratt Mannix,85, an animal collector who wrote children's books, one of which was made into the Disney movie "The Fox and the Hound," died Wednesday in Malvern, Pa.

Pub Date: 2/04/97

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