RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (AP) _ Joaquim Pedro de Andrade, leader of the New Cinema movement and one of Brazil’s top directors, died Saturday after a long battle with lung cancer. He was 56.
Andrade, best known for ″Macunaima,″ in the mid-60s founded the Cinema Novo movement with other young Brazilian directors, rejecting traditional Hollywood films to depict the country’s sociological and political problems.
Andrade was about to start filming ″Masters and Slaves,″ a $4 million Brazilian-European co-production based on the book by Gilberto Freire. Thelma Payne Sanborn
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Thelma Payne Sanborn, who won a bronze medal in the three-meter springboard diving competition in the 1920 Olympics, died Wednesday following a lingering illness. She was 92.
Sanborn was the United States women’s springboard diving champion in 1918, 1919 and 1920 and finished third in the Olympic Games at Antwerp, Belgium. Robert Fay
JACKSONVILLE, Ill. (AP) - Robert Allan Fay, retired publisher of the Jacksonville Journal Courier, died Friday at a Florida nursing home. He was 70.
Fay had been in poor health for a number of years and retired to Palm Beach, Fla., in 1982.
A graduate of Illinois College, Fay joined the Army in World War II, and received the Silver Star and Purple Heart in the Normandy landings in 1944.
Discharged with the rank of captain, Fay returned to work at the family- owned Journal Courier and became publisher on the death of his father, William Augustus Fay.
Fay was also president of the Jacksonville Radio and Television Broadcasting Corp., which owned and operated radio stations, WLDS-AM and WEAI- FM (now WYMG-FM). F. Regis Kenna
CHICAGO (AP) - F. Regis Kenna, who was director of the University of Chicago Medical Center for eight years and a teacher of hospital administration, died last Sunday of cancer. He was 56.
A native of Pittsburgh, Kenna died at his home in Tampa, Fla., where he moved in 1982, after a three-year battle with the disease.
He was director of the University of Chicago Medical Center from 1969 to 1977 and was an assistant professor of hospital administration from 1970 to 1977.