Deaths Elsewhere

Deaths Elsewhere

May 27, 2004

Glenn Cunningham, 60, a New Jersey state senator who had been the first black mayor of Jersey City, died of a heart attack Tuesday night.

A Democrat and retired city police captain, Mr. Cunningham defied his party's powerful Hudson County organization to be elected mayor in 2001 in the city's nonpartisan elections.

Last year, he led a slate of independent legislative candidates to victory against a Democratic organization slate headed by incumbent Joseph Doria, the party's leader in the state Assembly for years.

Portland Mason Schuyler, 55, a child actress-turned-writer who was the daughter of the late actors James and Pamela Mason, died May 10 in Santa Monica, Calif., after a long illness.

She played Gregory Peck's daughter in the 1956 film The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit.

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