John Dortch "Booty" Lewis Sr.,84, a Goldsboro, N.C...

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August 11, 1999

John Dortch "Booty" Lewis Sr.,84, a Goldsboro, N.C., insurance executive whose World War II exploits were chronicled in part in the movie "The Great Escape," died Sunday in Goldsboro of pancreatic cancer.

He spent almost two years in Germany's Stalag Luft III. That was the prison camp from which prisoners of war tunneled to freedom in an escape later to be made into "The Great Escape," starring Steve McQueen. Many of the exploits portrayed by Mr. McQueen were based on escape attempts and other activities by Mr. Lewis.

Nerine Shatner,40, the wife of "Star Trek" actor William Shatner, was found dead in the swimming pool of their home Monday night, an apparent drowning that authorities said they were treating as an accident. The former model married Mr. Shatner in 1997.

Jack Ensign Addington,93, an attorney, author and co-founder of the Abundant Living Foundation, died Saturday in Kalispell, Mont. The foundation published Abundant Living magazine and other literature. His radio program, "Peace, Poise and Power," was broadcast around the country.

Jack Laskowski,59, a United Auto Workers union vice president who headed national contract talks with DaimlerChrysler AG, died Sunday of a heart attack while attending a board meeting in Detroit.


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