Alan Gussow, 65, a fine-arts professor who painted and...


May 11, 1997

Alan Gussow, 65, a fine-arts professor who painted and protected nature, died of cancer Monday in Piermont, N.Y. He persuaded the National Park Service to name artists-in-residence parks and became the first one, serving at the Cape Cod National Seashore.

Jerome Alden, 76, a television, stage and screenwriter whose works included two plays about the life of Theodore Roosevelt, died of kidney cancer May 4 in New York. He wrote "Bully" in 1977 and "Teddy and Alice" in 1987.

Charles Schlaifer, 87, an advertising and movie executive, and an advocate for improved mental health care, died Monday in New York. At 20th Century Fox in the late 1940s, Schlaifer was assigned to promote "The Snake Pit," one of the first movies to deal with the treatment of mental illness.

Pub Date: 5/11/97

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