Gail Davis, 71, an actress best known for her role as...


March 18, 1997

Gail Davis, 71, an actress best known for her role as * *TC gun-toting rancher in the popular 1950s television series "Annie Oakley," died of cancer Saturday in Burbank, Calif.

Joseph Fuchs, 97, a violinist and teacher whose recordings of Beethoven piano trios with pianist Eugene Istomin and cellist Pablo Casals are timeless testimonials to his musicality, died Friday in New York.

Jurek Becker, 59, a Polish-born author who survived Nazi concentration camps to write "Jakob, the Liar" and other award-winning books in German, died Friday of cancer. A longtime resident of East Germany, he moved to the West in 1977 after the former Communist government banned publication of his work.

Sir Martin Furnival Jones, 84, who headed Britain's MI5 counterintelligence agency during the search for suspected Soviet moles in the 1960s, died March 1 in London.

Hugh Lawson, 61, a jazz pianist who played with some of the greats in the genre and recorded prolifically, died March 11 of colon cancer in White Plains, N.Y. He played with Charles Mingus, Sonny Rollins, Kenny Burrell, Yusef Lateef, Stanley Turrentine, Joe Williams, Dinah Washington and Betty Carter, among other greats.

Pub Date: 3/18/97

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