Estelle Sapir, 72, a Holocaust survivor who sued a Swiss...

Deaths Elsewhere

April 16, 1999

Estelle Sapir, 72, a Holocaust survivor who sued a Swiss bank to recover her family's money, died Tuesday in New York of cardiac arrest. Miss Sapir was the lead plaintiff in a class action lawsuit involving thousands of other Holocaust survivors until Credit Suisse settled her case a year ago. The amount of the settlement was not disclosed, but estimates ranged from $300,000 to $500,000.

Anthony Newley, 67, a British actor, playwright, composer, author, lyricist and singer known for the stage hit "Stop the World -- I Want To Get Off" and the 1967 film version of the children's classic "Doctor Doolittle," died of cancer Wednesday in Stuart, Fla. Mr. Newley was first diagnosed in 1985 with renal cell cancer and had a kidney removed. After he had years of good health, the cancer returned in 1997.

James McClure Clarke, 81, who served three terms in the House of Representatives in the 1980s, died Tuesday in Fairview, N.C., of prostate cancer. He represented North Carolina in Congress.

James D. McCawley, 61, an internationally renowned linguist who spent more than 30 years at the University of Chicago, died Saturday in Chicago of a heart attack.

Justo Rodriguez Santos, 83, a poet who became disenchanted with Fidel Castro in the 1960s and exiled himself from his native Cuba before becoming an advertising executive in the United States, died April 7 in New York.

Thornton Arnold "T" Wilson, 78, a former Boeing chairman and chief executive officer credited with developing and producing the Boeing 757 and 767 jetliners, died in his sleep Saturday in Seattle.

Jim V. Blevins, 87, the self-proclaimed "Popcorn King" who marketed a corn that produced a fluffier, tastier popcorn to movie theaters and grocery stores, died Monday in Nashville, Tenn.

Pub Date: 4/16/99

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