Obituaries in the News
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) _ Glenn Cunningham, this city’s first black mayor and a state senator, died of a heart attack Tuesday night. He was 60.
Cunningham, who had been bike riding earlier in the day, complained of chest pains and was brought to Greenville Hospital, said his spokesman Stan Eason. He died about an hour later.
Cunningham, a Democratic, defied his party’s powerful Hudson County organization to be elected mayor in 2001 in the city’s nonpartisan elections.
He scored another huge victory in the June 2003 state primary when he led a slate of independent legislative candidates against a Democratic organization slate headed by former Assembly Minority Leader Joe Doria, who had been Assembly speaker.
Cunningham and his slate then went on to win the legislative election in November.
A former Marine, Cunningham had been a member of the Jersey City Police Department for about 25 years, rising from patrolman to captain. He retired in 1991.
Before being elected mayor, Cunningham headed New Jersey’s U.S. Marshal’s Office for five years. He was appointed by President Clinton.
Jersey City, the state’s second largest city with a population of 250,000, is about five miles east of New York City.
LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Lincoln Kilpatrick, an actor who appeared in more than 40 films, died May 18 from complications of lung cancer. He was 73.
Kilpatrick died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, said his agent, Tonia Lee.
Kilpatrick appeared in films such as ``Soylent Green,″ ``Omega Man,″ ``Uptown Saturday Night″ and ``Hoodlum.″
On television, Kilpatrick costarred with Leslie Uggams on her CBS variety show in 1969, appeared as Lt. Michael Hoyt on the ABC detective series ``Matt Houston″ and played the Rev. Deal on the critically acclaimed CBS series ``Frank’s Place.″
With Edmund J. Cambridge, he founded the Kilpatrick-Cambridge Theatre Arts School in Los Angeles in 1971.
The St. Louis native had a role in the 1963 David Merrick-Edward Lewis production of ``One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest″ on Broadway and was an understudy in 1967 with Uggams in ``Hallelujah Baby.″
Portland Mason Schuyler
LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Portland Mason Schuyler, a child actress-turned-writer who was the daughter of late actors James and Pamela Mason, died May 10. She was 55.
Schuyler died at St. Johns Hospital Health Center in Santa Monica after a long illness, said her husband, Rob Schuyler. He did not say what the illness was.
An actress at age 4, she worked for her parents in a children’s television version of ``The Nativity,″ which was shown on Ed Sullivan’s Christmas show for two years.
Schuyler played Janey Rath, Gregory Peck’s daughter, in the 1956 film ``The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit.″ She also appeared as a princess in an episode of television’s ``Shirley Temple’s Storybook.″