Ralph S. Brown, 85, a Yale Law School professor and expert...


June 23, 1998

Ralph S. Brown, 85, a Yale Law School professor and expert on media law, including copyright, defamation and privacy issues, died Wednesday in Guilford, Conn.

Leonard B. Kilgore, 79, who signed the indictments of Nazis accused of being war criminals during World War II, died Saturday in Marblehead, Mass., after a long illness.

Suekiku Miyanaga, 114, Japan's oldest person, died Saturday in southern Japan.

Alfred Palca, 78, whose film about the Harlem Globetrotters became a favorite of basketball fans even after a McCarthy-era blacklisting forced him to remove his name from the credits, died of cancer Thursday in New York. He wrote "Go, Man, Go!" but gave public credit for the film to a cousin and brother-in-law after FBI agents accused him in 1953 of being a Communist.

Harrel Gordon Tillman Sr., 73, the first black judge in Texas and a film actor in the late 1940s, died of cancer Friday in Houston.

Charles O. Southern, 78, a veteran of the Tuskegee, Ala., airmen program that trained black aviators for service in World War II, died Saturday in Cincinnati. He had prostate cancer.

Pub Date: 6/23/98

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