Arthur Schawlow, 77, co-inventor of the laser and winner...

Deaths Elsewhere

May 01, 1999

Arthur Schawlow, 77, co-inventor of the laser and winner of the 1981 Nobel Prize for physics, died Wednesday in Palo Alto, Calif., of pneumonia and congestive heart failure after a long battle with leukemia.

Garwood Van, 88, a longtime bandleader who was the musical director for several Las Vegas acts, died Sunday in Las Vegas.

Donald Stewart, 69, who wrote screenplays for three Tom Clancy books and won an Oscar in 1982 for "Missing," died Wednesday in Los Angeles of cancer.

Pub Date: 5/01/99

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