Janet Bode, 56, a nonfiction writer who converted her...

Deaths Elsewhere

January 01, 2000

Janet Bode, 56, a nonfiction writer who converted her experiences with violence and tragedy into moving books about teen-age angst, died in New York on Thursday of breast cancer. Ms. Bode's blunt, no-nonsense books delved into difficult issues confronting teen-agers, such as rape, violence, interracial dating, pregnancy and eating disorders.

Her 14 books for teen-agers earned 26 major awards, including honors from the National Council for Social Studies, the American Library Association and the New York Public Library.

Dick Peabody, 74, the 6-foot-6 actor who portrayed the gentle giant farm boy, Littlejohn, on the 1960s TV series "Combat," died in Camino, Calif., on Monday of prostate cancer.

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