Deaths Elsewhere

Deaths Elsewhere

September 01, 2005

James Scheuer, 85, who represented parts of the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Nassau County, N.Y., during 26 years as a congressman, died Monday in Washington.

Elected to the House in 1964, he served until 1992, except for a two-year term in the mid-1970s when he lost an election. He pushed for the Head Start early development program, auto safety, environmental protection and family planning.

Jude Wanniski, 69, a journalist and economist whose advocacy of huge tax cuts as an economic stimulus was embraced by Ronald Reagan, died Monday in Morristown, N.J. He coined the phrase "supply-side economics," referring to a theory that cutting personal income tax rates would lead to increased investment and create economic growth.

His 1978 book, The Way the World Works, became a favorite of some economic conservatives for its condemnation of taxes.

Michael Sheard, 65, an actor who played Admiral Ozzel in The Empire Strikes Back and Adolf Hitler five times, including in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, died of cancer Wednesday at his Isle of Wight home, off England's southern coast.

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