Other Notable Deaths


July 15, 2006

Kasey Rogers, 80, an actress who was a regular on television shows like Bewitched but was best known for an appearance in Alfred Hitchcock's Strangers on a Train, died July 6 in Los Angeles after suffering a stroke.

Using the name Laura Elliott, Ms. Rogers played Farley Granger's estranged wife, Miriam, who is strangled by the psychotic character in the Hitchcock film.

Jonathon Solomon, 74, a Gwich'in tribal leader who for decades helped lead the fight to keep oil drilling out of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, died Thursday at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage after an illness, said Luci Beach, executive director of the Gwich'in Steering Committee, representing about 8,000 members of the Gwich'in Nation in Canada and northeast Alaska.

Mr. Solomon was drawn into the political arena in the 1960s when he fought a proposal to dam the Yukon River, a project that would have flooded 10 old Athabaskan villages on the Yukon Flats, Ms. Beach said.

His fight to keep drilling from the coastal plain of ANWR and protect a caribou herd dates to the 1970s.

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