Mary Bodne, 93, an owner of New York's Algonquin Hotel...

Deaths Elsewhere

March 03, 2000

Mary Bodne, 93, an owner of New York's Algonquin Hotel for 41 years, died Monday. She had lived at the elegant hotel, the literary hangout of the Jazz Age, since 1946.

Baron Enrico di Portanova, 66, jet-setter and grandson of Texas oil magnate Hugh Roy Cullen, died Monday of throat cancer. His life included high-profile legal wrangling over the immense Cullen family estate, elaborate parties attended by the rich and famous, and lavish homes in Houston, Acapulco, Mexico, and Italy.

George Duning, 92, whose musical scores for movies such as "Picnic" and "From Here to Eternity" earned him Academy Award nominations, died Tuesday of heart disease in San Diego.

Charles O'Nesti, 71, former congressional aide who pleaded guilty to serving as a go-between for mob bribes, died of cancer Tuesday in Youngstown, Ohio. He resigned as a district office assistant to Democratic Rep. James A. Traficant Jr. after pleading guilty in 1998 to perjury and racketeering conspiracy.

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