Charles "Buddy" Rogers, 94, an actor and bandleader who...

Deaths Elsewhere

April 23, 1999

Charles "Buddy" Rogers, 94, an actor and bandleader who was star of the first film to win the best-picture Oscar and husband of screen legend Mary Pickford, died Wednesday in Rancho Mirage, Calif. He starred in "Wings," which took Hollywood's top honor at the first Academy Awards ceremony in May 1929.

Mary Clark Rockefeller, 91, a prominent figure in the education of nurses and the former first lady of New York state, died Wednesday in New York. Mrs. Rockefeller married Nelson A. Rockefeller in 1930.

Lucille Vore, 82, who starred as "Baby Lucille" in the original "Our Gang" comedy films, died April 8 in San Diego. Ms. Vore was discovered at age 4 by a movie director as she daintily removed a pair of white gloves while riding on the San Diego Trolley. In 1920, she won the "Our Gang" role after she was chosen over 400 girls.

Ralph J. Perk, 85, a former Cleveland mayor whose borrowing to balance the budget came to symbolize a city in decline, died Wednesday of cancer. Mr. Perk was mayor from 1972 to 1977.

Andrew J. Loyla, 68, principal flutist of the New York City Ballet Orchestra for nearly three decades, died in New York on Saturday of cancer.

Su Shueh-lin,104, an eminent writer and veteran of China's 1919 May Fourth Movement for free expression, died Wednesday of complications from a lung infection at National Cheng Kung University in the southern city Tainan, Taiwan, the United Daily News reported yesterday.

Pub Date: 4/23/99

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