Elena Garro, 77, a Mexican playwright and novelist, died...

Deaths Elsewhere

August 24, 1998

Elena Garro, 77, a Mexican playwright and novelist, died Saturday of heart and lung failure in Mexico City. The former wife of the late Mexican poet and Nobel laureate Octavio Paz had suffered from emphysema for years.

She wrote more than two dozen best-selling novels in Spanish and as many plays, and won several literary awards, including the Sor Inez de la Cruz, one of Mexico's top prizes.

Few of her works were translated into English, but she was well known in Europe.

Stuart Regen, 39, producer of the movie "Leaving Las Vegas" and a prominent West Hollywood art dealer, died Tuesday of cancer in Los Angeles.

Kazimierz Dziewanowski, 68, a Solidarity activist who became Poland's first ambassador to the United States after the fall of communism, died Wednesday in Warsaw.

Thomas-Robert Ames, 68, an expert on the rehabilitation of the mentally and physically disabled, died of prostate cancer Aug. 17 in New York.

Robert W. Warren, 72, a senior federal judge in Milwaukee and former Wisconsin attorney general, died of cancer Thursday in Milwaukee.

James Roland Malley, 86, a retired FBI official who investigated President Kennedy's assassination, died Aug. 7 of liver cancer in Alexandria, Va.

Pub Date: 8/24/98

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