Carmen Dillon, 91, who won an Academy Award in 1948 for...

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April 22, 2000

Carmen Dillon, 91, who won an Academy Award in 1948 for her work as art director on Laurence Olivier's "Hamlet," died April 12 in London.

Ms. Dillon, who created sets for many memorable British films for more than 40 years, was the first female art director in the British film industry. Dillon joined the art department at Fox Studios north of London in the 1930s after six years of training as an architect.

She worked with Paul Sherriff on the Academy Award-nominated design for Olivier's 1944 classic "Henry V," but it was her work on Olivier's "Hamlet" that won her the Oscar -- for set direction on a black-and-white film.

Louis Applebaum, 82, a Canadian composer long associated with the prestigious classical repertory company the Stratford Festival, has died of cancer. Mr. Applebaum died Thursday, according to an announcement by Stratford, North America's largest classical repertory company.

Sergei Zalygin, 86, a writer and the chief editor of the literary journal Novy Mir who in the late 1980s published long-banned works by Boris Pasternak, Joseph Brodsky and Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, died Wednesday at a hospital in Moscow.

Dr. De Coursey Fales Jr., 82, an archaeologist and professor of history whose in-depth study of a single Greek vase shed light on the art and mythology of the ancient world, died April 12 at his home in Cambridge, Mass.

Dr. J. Eugene Smith, 94, a former president at what is now Eastern Connecticut State University, died Thursday in Windham, Conn.

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