Curtis Carlson, 84, who started with a $55 loan during the...

Deaths Elsewhere

February 23, 1999

Curtis Carlson, 84, who started with a $55 loan during the Great Depression and built it into the giant Carlson Companies Inc. that included Radisson Hotels Worldwide, died Friday in Minneapolis.

Paul Schmidt, 65, who translated Arthur Rimbaud's poems and Anton Chekhov's plays and worked in avant-garde music and theater for much of his life, died Friday in New York.

The Rev. Walter Lini, 56, the father of independence for the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu, died Sunday, New Zealand Foreign Minister Don McKinnon said. Vanuatu, formerly known as the New Hebrides, gained independence from joint British and French rule in 1980.

Kurt Eissler, 90, the founder and former director of the Sigmund Freud Archives, died Wednesday in New York.

Andreas Feininger, 92, a pioneering photographer known for his richly detailed images of New York City featured in Life magazine in the 1940s, died Thursday in New York.

James Kenneth McLean, 80, a pioneer in the creation of containerized shipping, died Wednesday in Point Clear, Ala. He built McLean Trucking Co. from the ground up with his brother and sister during the 1940s.

Bessie Cohen, the last survivor of New York's infamous garment district fire at Triangle Shirtwaist Co. almost 88 years ago, died Sunday in Los Angeles. She was 107.

Pub Date: 2/23/99

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