Deaths Elsewhere

Deaths Elsewhere

February 05, 2004

Eleanor Holm Whalen, 91, a two-time swimming gold medalist in the 1932 Olympics who was kicked off the 1936 U.S. team after she was caught drinking champagne and shooting dice on the ocean liner en route to Europe, died of kidney failure Saturday in Miami.

After the 1936 games, she starred in Billy Rose's "Aquacades," a traveling show. In 1938, she played Jane in Tarzan's Revenge, with Glenn Morris, the 1936 Olympic decathlon champion, in the starring role.

In 1940, she married Mr. Rose, who later was a Broadway producer. After divorcing him in 1954, she married oil executive Tom Whalen, who died in 1984.

Cornelius Bumpus, 58, a saxophonist and former member of the Doobie Brothers who had performed with Steely Dan since 1993, died of a heart attack Tuesday on a commercial flight to California for performances.

Mr. Bumpus began his career at age 10, playing alto saxophone in his school band in Santa Cruz, Calif. He joined Moby Grape in 1977, writing one tune for the Live Grape album. He also recorded two solo albums and toured with his own band.

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