Tazio Secchiaroli,73, one of the world's most famous...


July 25, 1998

Tazio Secchiaroli,73, one of the world's most famous photographers and the "paparazzo" who inspired Federico Fellini's film "La Dolce Vita," died yesterday in Rome.

Eugene Aserinsky,77, a scientist who discovered rapid eye movement -- the sleep stage associated with dreaming -- died Wednesday after his car veered off the road and crashed into a tree in La Costa, Calif. It was not known what caused him to veer off the road.

Michael Denison,82, a character actor and an on- and off-stage partner of actress Dulcie Gray, died Tuesday in London of cancer. His last film role was in 1994 in "Shadowlands," which starred Anthony Hopkins and Debra Winger.

Corbett Monica,68, a comedian and actor who opened for Frank Sinatra and other big-name singers and was a regular on the "Joey Bishop Show," died of cancer Wednesday in North Miami, Fla.

Bob McAllister,63, a magician who hosted the three-hour Sunday morning children's extravaganza known as "Wonderama," died in New York on Tuesday of lung cancer. In 1953, he won a contest on Ted Mack's "Amateur Hour." Later, he hosted children's shows in Norfolk, Va., and Baltimore before getting his "Wonderama" job.

Pub Date: 7/25/98

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