Richard Elman, 63, a novelist and poet who for many years...

Deaths Elsewhere

January 03, 1998

Richard Elman, 63, a novelist and poet who for many years taught at the Bennington College Summer Writing Workshops, died of lung cancer Wednesday in New York.

Samuel Thomas Johnston, 77, a lawyer and broadcast executive who for more than 30 years worked for Taft Broadcasting Co. at stations in Ohio and California, died of cancer Sunday in Cincinnati.

Billie Dove, 97, one of the leading ladies of the silent movie era who was a former Ziegfeld Follies dancer and was often billed as "The American Beauty," died Wednesday of pneumonia in Los Angeles.

Pub Date: 1/03/98

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