Annie Plummer,63, a Savannah, Ga., housekeeper whose...

Deaths Elsewhere

January 02, 2000

Annie Plummer,63, a Savannah, Ga., housekeeper whose campaign to distribute thousands of free dictionaries to needy schoolchildren made her nationally known as "The Dictionary Lady," died of lung cancer Dec. 23 at her home.

Ferdinand Finne,89, a popular writer, painter and theater designer, died Friday in Oslo, Norway. His work spanned theater costume design, landscape paintings and graphics, journalism and literature.

Ray Hubbard,75, who won almost every major broadcasting award during a long career in television, died Monday in Kenwood, Calif. Mr. Hubbard's list of awards included the Emmy, DuPont, George Foster Peabody, Freedom Foundation, National Conference of Christians and Jews and Action for Children's Television. His educational shows included "Discovery," "Black Cultures," in cooperation with Morgan State University, and "Children's Spectaculars," a series of specials featuring performers such as Zero Mostel and Boris Karloff.

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