Martha Pierce Rafferty, 79, the sister of former first...

Deaths Elsewhere

November 16, 1999

Martha Pierce Rafferty, 79, the sister of former first lady Barbara Bush and a former fashion model, died Saturday at her home in Bloomfield, Conn., of natural causes, said her daughter, Sharon Patterson. She modeled for Vogue and other fashion magazines before her marriage to Walter G. Rafferty, a stockbroker who died in 1986.

Alberto Bolet, 94, the Havana-born conductor who led orchestras on three continents and help spread Cuban rhythms throughout the world, died Wednesday in Teaneck, N.J.

Robert Kramer, 60, an American movie director who devoted his career to capturing dissident movements from Vietnam War protesters to Latin American guerrillas, died Wednesday in Paris from meningitis.

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