Rory Calhoun, 76, the stalwart hero of Western movies and...

Deaths Elsewhere

April 30, 1999

Rory Calhoun, 76, the stalwart hero of Western movies and the television series "The Texan," died Wednesday in Burbank, Calif. He had been hospitalized with advanced emphysema and diabetes.

Dame Christian Howard, 82, a leader in the movement that led the Church of England to ordain women as priests, died April 22 in York, England.

Melba Liston, 73, a jazz trombonist, composer and arranger who worked with bands led by Dizzy Gillespie and Quincy Jones, died April 23 in Los Angeles after suffering a series of strokes. "The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz" called Ms. Liston "one of the most accomplished trombonists of her generation."

Max Hutchinson, 73, an art dealer who played a key role in the sale of Jackson Pollock's painting "Blue Poles" to the National Gallery of Australia, died April 23 in New York.

Walter J. Cummings, 82, a former U.S. solicitor general who was one of the longest-serving federal appeals court judges, died Saturday in Chicago.

Joel Orlen, 74, retired executive officer of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, died Saturday of cancer in Cambridge, Mass.

Stanley L. Rosenthal, 69, a former hurricane researcher who spearheaded development of a widely used three-dimensional hurricane model, died Saturday of cancer in Miami. He was the former director of hurricane research at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory.

Michi Nishiura Weglyn, 72, who wrote a widely acclaimed book on the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II, died Sunday of cancer in New York. Her 1976 book, "Years of Infamy, The Untold Story of America's Concentration Camps," described the experiences of 120,000 Japanese-Americans who were rounded up by the U.S. government at the start of World War II and interned as security risks.

Teodoro Garcia, 110, believed to be the last surviving Mexican soldier who fought Pancho Villa's rebel forces during the Mexican Revolution, died Sunday in Texas City, Texas.

Ronald Alley, 73, who built the modern art collection at the Tate Gallery and was its first keeper of the modern collection, died Sunday in London.

Walter Settles, 71, former lead singer with the award-winning Fairfield Four a cappella gospel group, died Sunday in Nashville, Tenn.

Sir William McCrea, 94, an astrophysicist who made a vital contribution to the understanding of the sun's composition and went on to develop theories about the evolution of galaxies and planets, died Sunday in London.

Charles H. Pillard, 80, president of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers from 1968 to 1986, died Monday of a heart attack in Washington.

Richard Schneiderman, 50, director of the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh from 1986 to 1993, died Monday of an apparent heart in Raleigh, N.C.

Arbit Blatas, 90, a Lithuanian-born sculptor, painter and stage designer noted for his portraits of Picasso, Matisse, Soutine, Cocteau and other artists, died Tuesday in New York.

Maria Stader, 88, a lyric soprano who was one of this century's leading performers of Mozart arias, died Tuesday in Zurich, Switzerland.

Pub Date: 4/30/99

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