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Whitner Bissell

March 7, 1996

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Whitner ``Whit″ Bissell, whose 200-plus movie roles included appearances in ``I Was a Teen-age Werewolf″ and ``The Manchurian Candidate,″ died Tuesday. He was 86.

Bissell’s roles included the evil scientist who turned Michael Landon into a half-man, half-beast in ``Werewolf″ in 1957. His other films include ``The Caine Mutiny,″ ``Creature From the Black Lagoon,″ ``Invasion of the Body Snatchers,″ ``Gunfight at the O.K. Corral,″ and ``Birdman of Alcatraz.″

On TV, he portrayed Woodrow Wilson in ``Profiles in Courage.″

David Gebhard

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ David Gebhard, an educator and author of more than 50 books on architecture, died of a heart attack Sunday. He was 68.

Gebhard wrote or co-wrote four editions of ``Guides to Architecture in Los Angeles and Southern California″ and was a former president of the National Society of Architectural Historians.

He also co-wrote ``A Guide to Architecture in San Francisco and Northern California″ and biographies of architects and histories of architectural styles.

Gebhard taught architectural history at the University of California, Santa Barbara for the past 35 years. He also founded the school’s architectural drawing collection and organized more than two dozen exhibits in Santa Barbara, San Francisco and Los Angeles.

Christian Haren

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) _ Christian Haren, who appeared in print ads as the Marlboro Man and later educated young people about AIDS, died of the disease Feb. 27. He was 61.

Haren received a contract with MGM Studios in the mid-1950s and appeared in several films, including ``In Harm’s Way″ with John Wayne.

He also worked on Broadway in the Tony Richardson production of Bertolt Brecht’s ``The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui.″

In the early ’60s, Haren appeared in print ads as a model for Marlboro cigarettes and Budweiser beer. He later owned several businesses, including a Guerneville chocolate store and the CC Construction Co., a famous gay bar in Palm Springs.

Since he contracted AIDS, Haren educated young people about the disease and its prevention.

Edward Nicholas

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) _ Edward Nicholas, an author, businessman and rancher, died Saturday. He was 89.

Nicholas’s books include ``The Hours of the Ages,″ which described the American colonial period through biographies of the famous and not-so-famous.

He also wrote ``The Chaplain’s Lady,″ which told the story of his maternal great-grandparents.

Nicholas spent 30 years managing his family’s real estate in Columbus and raising cattle, cotton and alfalfa near Roswell.

Lord Jay

LONDON (AP) _ Lord Jay, who served as trade minister in Harold Wilson’s Labor Party government from 1964 to 1967, died Wednesday at 88.

Douglas Jay was elected to the House of Commons in 1946 and served until 1983. He was named a life peer in 1987, making him a member of the House of Lords, the unelected upper chamber of the British Parliament.

Jay opposed Britain’s entry in the European Union and remained a critic of Britain’s European policy.

During World War II, Jay was a civil servant in the Supply Ministry and later transferred to the Board of Trade where he was responsible for developing economically depressed areas.

Daniel T. Streib

SAN DIEGO (AP) _ Daniel T. Streib, an author and educator, died Monday of a heart attack. He was 67.

Streib wrote romance novels under the name Lee Davis Willoughby and adventure books under the name J. Faragut Jones and Jonathan Schofield. He also published under his real name.

His books include ``Ride Along,″ ``Million Dollar Hunt,″ ``Deadline,″ ``Brannon″ and ``Code Name: Countdown,″ a tale of espionage based on the missiles and spacecraft which was made into a feature film in France.

He also wrote a 10-book series featuring adventure character Michael Hawk and a six-book series, ``Counterforce″ and three illustrated action books for teen-agers.

In 1967, Streib began teaching high school business and college fiction writing classes.

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