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John Beal, who starred in movies opposite Helen Hayes and Katharine Hepburn

April 30, 1997

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) _ John Beal, who starred in movies opposite Helen Hayes and Katharine Hepburn and went on to an acting career that spanned more than 60 years, died Saturday of complications from a stroke. He was 87.

His first film was ``Another Language″ with Hayes in 1933. The following year he appeared in the romantic movie ``The Little Minister″ with Hepburn.

Beal’s other roles included the student revolutionary carried on the back of Fredric March in ``Les Miserables″ and the narrator of the Disney film ``So Dear to My Heart.″ His last film role was as a bearded villain in ``The Firm.″

Beal appeared on TV on the Kate Smith and Loretta Young variety shows and on ``The Waltons,″ ``Kojak,″ ``Bonanza″ and ``Streets of San Francisco.″

He also acted in more than 50 stage productions, including ``Our Town″ with Henry Fonda and ``The Front Page″ with Robert Ryan. His last work came in 1993 as a member of Tony Randall’s National Actors Theatre.

Col. Logan Carroll Berry

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) _ Col. Logan Carroll Berry, who commanded Gen. George Patton’s Tank Destroyers during World War II, died Saturday. He was 95.

Berry served as Patton’s commanding officer for the Tank Destroyers, a special unit that served in France and Germany after the Normandy invasion, his daughter said.

He remained in the Army as a career officer and served at posts in the United States, Panama and Germany during and after the war. His last assignment was military attache to the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City.

Joan Viscountess Camrose-

LONDON (AP) _ Joan Viscountess Camrose, mother of the Aga Khan, spiritual leader of the world’s 15 million Ismaili Muslims, died Friday. She was 89.

Born Joan Barbara Yarde-Buller, the daughter of an actress and the 3rd Lord Churston, she married well three times: first to a member of the Guinness brewing family, then to Prince Aly Khan, and finally to Lord Camrose.

Her first marriage, to Loel Guinness, ended in divorce in 1936. She then married Aly Khan, son of the immensely rich Aga Khan III.

The couple had two sons, princes Karim and Amyn. Karim was chosen to succeed his grandfather as Aga Khan IV in 1957.

Aly Khan had by that time divorced his wife to marry actress Rita Hayworth. But Princess Joan remained on good terms with her father-in-law, and when her son became Aga Khan, she accompanied him to his accession ceremonies in Africa and India.

Ann Petry

OLD SAYBROOK, Conn. (AP) _ Author Ann Petry, whose novel ``The Street″ brought her to national prominence twice in her lifetime, died Monday after a brief illness. She was 88.

Her novel about life in Harlem, first published in 1946, went on to sell 1.5 million copies.

In 1992, ``The Street″ was reissued by its original publisher, Houghton Mifflin, and brought some celebrity status to Mrs. Petry again at age 84.

Mike Royko

CHICAGO (AP) _ Mike Royko, the Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper columnist whose biting sarcasm and empathy for the common man captured the gritty essence of Chicago for more than three decades, died Tuesday.

He was 64, and had undergone surgery last week for an aneurysm.

Royko’s column was a cornerstone of the daily newspaper for generations of Chicago readers, first in the now-defunct Chicago Daily News, later with the Chicago Sun-Times and since 1984 with the Tribune. For most of his career he wrote five days a week.

He gained stature as a critic of the late Mayor Richard J. Daley at a time when most prominent Chicagoans treated Daley with cautious respect. But he tempered his political commentary with wry observations on news, social trends, his beloved Chicago Cubs and the foibles of everyday life.

He joined the Daily News in 1959 and won the Pulitzer for commentary in 1972. He moved to the Sun-Times in 1978 when the Daily News folded, then jumped to the rival Tribune in 1984, citing Rupert Murdoch’s acquisition of the Sun-Times.

Royko is survived by his wife, Judy, a 9-year-old son, Sam, and 4-year-old daughter, Kate, as well as two sons from his first marriage, David and Robert, and four grandchildren. His first wife, childhood sweetheart Carol Duckman, died in 1979.

Vladan Vasilijevic

BELGRADE, Yugoslavia (AP) _ Vladan Vasilijevic, a Serbian human rights activist and fierce critic of President Slobodan Milosevic, died Tuesday after suffering a heart attack. He was 64.

An expert in criminal and international law, Vasilijevic was one of the intellectuals who criticized Serbia’s role in the wars in Croatia and Bosnia. He was a frequent harsh critic of Milosevic, and often wrote analyses of events in Serbia for foreign publications.

Vasilijevic also denounced close ties between Milosevic and the Serbian underworld. He demanded closer cooperation with the U.N. war crimes tribunal for former Yugoslavia, based in the Hague, Netherlands.