Ivan DeBlois Combe ,88, the developer of Clearasil, the...

Deaths Elsewhere

January 15, 2000

Ivan DeBlois Combe ,88, the developer of Clearasil, the acne cream that helped millions of baby boomers get through the awkward teen-age years, died Tuesday in Greenwich, Conn., after a stroke.

Bob McFadden, 76, a retired singer and television commercial voice-over actor best known as the parrot's voice for Whisk commercials in the 1970s, died Jan. 7 in Delray Beach, Fla., of Lou Gehrig's disease. He exclaimed "Ring around the collar!" and "Pretty shirt!" as the parrot's voice in commercials for the laundry detergent in the 1970s and 1980s.

Toshi Maruki, 87, a painter who won world renown for her panels depicting the aftermath of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, died Thursday in Tokyo.

Marc Davis, 86, the cartoonist who was the lead designer on such Disney characters as Tinker Bell, Bambi and Cruella De Vil, died Wednesday in Glendale, Calif. He also designed concepts and characters for such Disney theme-park attractions as "Pirates of the Caribbean."

Sam Jaffe, 98, the super agent of his day whose client roster included Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, David Niven, Richard Burton, Fredric March and Barbara Stanwyck, died Monday in Los Angeles.

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