Anne Carlsen, 87, who was born without hands or feet and gained national acclaim as a teacher of handicapped children, died Sunday in Jamestown, N.D.
She was a teacher, principal and administrator for more than 40 years at the Jamestown school that now bears her name.
Former Gov. William Guy awarded her the Theodore Roosevelt Rough Rider Award, which is North Dakota's highest honor, in 1966.
Ms. Carlsen was the youngest of six children. Her mother died when she was 4 and her father became the guiding influence in her life.
She started public school at age 8, finishing an average of two grades a year, and was ready for high school by age 12. She earned degrees from the University of Minnesota and Colorado State University.
She accepted a high school teaching job in 1938 at what was then the Good Samaritan Society for Crippled Children School in Jamestown. She retired in 1981 as a classroom teacher, principal and guidance counselor, having won a national reputation as a pioneer in the education of physically handicapped children.
In 1958, she was named the Outstanding Handicapped Person in the Nation. In 1981, she was awarded the Woman of Conscience Award by the National Council of Women of the United States.
Harry Gorodetzer, 88, a former Philadelphia Orchestra cellist who was the last musician hired for the orchestra by famed conductor Leopold Stokowski, died of kidney failure there Friday.
Mr. Gorodetzer was a cellist for the orchestra for 50 seasons.
His grandfather was a town musician in Ukraine and his father conducted the Walnut Street Theater Orchestra in Philadelphia. His brother Sam was a member of the Philadelphia Orchestra bass section.
Mr. Gorodetzer auditioned for Mr. Stokowski in 1936 while a student at the Curtis Institute. Mr. Stokowski was about to turn over the director's post to Eugene Ormandy, who also was at the audition.
Mr. Gorodetzer often played at retirement homes after he retired in the 1980s.
Sidney Glazier, 86, producer of the 1968 film comedy The Producers, died Saturday in Bennington, Vt.
The movie, which earned an Oscar for Mel Brooks, its scriptwriter, tells the story of two crooked theatrical producers whose fraudulent moneymaking scheme requires that their new musical fail. But against all expectations, it turns out to be a hit and lands them in jail.
A stage version of the story was produced on Broadway.
In 1965, Mr. Glazier produced The Eleanor Roosevelt Story, which won an Oscar that year for Best Documentary Feature.
Other successful films produced by Glazier included Take the Money and Run (1969), starring Woody Allen, and Twelve Chairs (1970), with another Mel Brooks script, which was based on a satirical Russian novel.
In 1973, Mr. Glazier turned his hand to television and produced Catholics, a drama about the clash between traditionalism and reform in the Roman Catholic Church after Vatican II, which won a Peabody Award.
William G. Bennett, 78, the former Circus Circus Enterprises chairman who marketed Nevada casinos as family-friendly tourist destinations and revived the Sahara hotel-casino, died in his sleep Sunday in Las Vegas.
During a 37-year career, he attracted middle-class families to Circus Circus casinos in Las Vegas, Reno and Laughlin, and pitched his company as a mainstream business to investors once wary of the industry.
Mr. Bennett bought Circus Circus Enterprises with partner William Pennington in 1974 and took the company public in 1983. He resigned in 1995 as stock prices dipped despite newly opened Las Vegas Strip resorts Excalibur and Luxor. The company is now Mandalay Resort Group.
But Mr. Bennett then bought the Sahara hotel-casino in Las Vegas, which he remodeled and pitched as an affordable tourist destination.
Once valued by Forbes magazine at more than $600 million, Mr. Bennett gave more than $10 million to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Robert Winslow Bragg, 85, a graphic artist who designed the Delta Air Lines logo, died Saturday in Atlanta.
Mr. Bragg, a Pratt Institute graduate, also did graphic design for Coca-Cola, Georgia Power, Lowe's and Lockheed. He also designed camouflage for a pipeline in India as a solder in the Army Corps of Engineers during World War II.
He developed the familiar airline logo by placing a set of wings inside the triangular Greek letter, delta, and coloring it red, white and blue. The design has endured for half a century.
Mr. Bragg moved to Atlanta in 1952 to be near Delta, a major client for Burke Dowling Adams Advertising Agency, where he was a vice president for 14 years.
Helen Grace, 88, who along with her husband oversaw a Southern California chain of chocolate stores bearing her name, died Saturday in Huntington Beach.
About 60 years ago, Mrs. Grace suspected her husband was going to buy her a box of chocolates for her birthday. Instead, he bought her a chocolate store.