Deaths Elsewhere

Deaths Elsewhere

October 26, 2003

Earl Peyroux,

78, who was the host of more than 600 episodes of the Public Broadcasting Service Gourmet Cooking television show, died Thursday in Pensacola, Fla., after a prolonged illness.

He was a culinary teacher at Pensacola Junior College when the campus public television station, WSRE, asked him to be host of a cooking show in 1977. "It lasted for 18 years, was picked up by PBS and shown coast to coast," said Jerry Gillmore, his longtime companion. "He was slightly overweight and looked like he enjoyed his food."

Janice Rule,

72, an actress in film and on stage who became a psychoanalyst late in her career, died Oct. 17 at her home in Manhattan.

She made her film debut in 1951 in Goodbye, My Fancy, with Joan Crawford and Robert Young.

She was featured on the cover of Life magazine in 1951 as a rising young actress. Her films in the 1950s included Starlift, Holiday for Sinners, A Woman's Devotion and Bell, Book and Candle, in which she was the straight-laced fiancee who loses James Stewart. She was also in the film The Swimmer in 1968, with Burt Lancaster, and Robert Altman's 3 Women in 1977, with Shelley Duvall and Sissy Spacek.

During the 1960s, she became interested in psychoanalysis. She began studying it in 1973 and received a doctorate 10 years later from the Southern California Psychoanalytic Institute in Los Angeles. She practiced in New York and Los Angeles and continued to act occasionally.

Charles Seib,

84, who served as ombudsman of The Washington Post and as managing editor of The Evening Star in Washington, died Thursday in Rockport, Maine.

As the Post's ombudsman from 1974 to 1979, Mr. Seib wrote a weekly syndicated column of media criticism and monitored the newspaper for fairness, accuracy and balance.

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