Paul Jarrico, 82, was killed Tuesday in a traffic accident...


October 31, 1997

Paul Jarrico, 82, was killed Tuesday in a traffic accident hours after being honored as a survivor of the Hollywood blacklisting of the 1940s and 1950s. The writer's car slammed head-on into a tree in Oxnard, Calif.

Abdul-Amir Malla, 55, an Iraqi poet and novelist and an official of the ruling party who wrote a biography of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, died Tuesday in Baghdad of a brain clot, the official Iraqi news agency reported.

William Herbert Crook, 72, former director of the Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) national service program and a former U.S. ambassador to Australia, died Wednesday in Corpus Cristi, Texas.

Mina S. Rees, 95, a mathematician who was the first woman to head the American Association for the Advancement of Science, died Saturday in New York.

T. Dale Stewart, 96, an anthropologist and one of the world's leading experts on human bones died Monday in Washington of a heart ailment. He spent his career at the Smithsonian Institution.

Reuben Sturman, 73, once identified by the Justice Department as the nation's top distributor of hard-core pornography, died Monday in a federal prison in Lexington, Ky., where he was serving terms for tax fraud and extortion. He pleaded guilty in Las Vegas in 1992 to racketeering and shipping obscene materials across state lines.

George A. Vicas, 71, a director and producer of documentary films on politics and culture, died Saturday of pancreatic cancer in Arlington, Va.

Naoharu Yamashina, 79, founder of Bandai Co., known for its Tamagotchi electronic pet video games, died Tuesday in Tokyo of respiratory failure.

Helio Beltrao, 81, a Cabinet minister who used common sense to simplify Brazil's tortuous bureaucracy, died of brain cancer Sunday in Rio de Janeiro.

Dr. James E. Davis, 79, a former president of the American Medical Association, died Monday in Durham, N.C.

Francois-Henri De Virieu, 65, a popular figure in French television news who was elected mayor of a Paris suburb, died of pancreatic cancer Sunday in Paris.

Carl Feiss, 90, the visionary architect and pioneering urban planner who helped create the Federal Historic Preservation Act of 1966 and the National Register of Historic Places, died Oct. 10 in Gainesville, Fla.

Ben Reddick, 82, a newspaper publisher who was generally credited with coining the term "Okie," died Oct. 23 in Templeton, Calif.

Pub Date: 10/31/97

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