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Ashot Abramyan

January 2, 1993

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) _ Ashot Abramyan, a Utah Symphony violinist, died Tuesday of an aneurysm in North Hollywood, Calif. He was 46.

Born in Dilijan, Armenia, Abramyan played for the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Armenia Symphony before joining the Utah Symphony in 1981. Ross Bass

PULASKI, Tenn. (AP) - Ross Bass, who served two years in the U.S. Senate after the death of Estes Kefauver, died Friday at his home in North Miami, Fla. He was 75 and had lung cancer.

Bass, a Democrat, was elected to the U.S. House in 1954 and was re-elected four times. He ran in the special 1964 Senate election to fill the seat of Kefauver, who had died the previous year. Bass defeated former Gov. Frank Clement in the primary and Howard Baker in the general election.

Bass sought a full Senate term two years later, but lost the primary to Clement, who lost to Baker in the general election. Guy Botts

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Guy Warren Botts, a lawyer and founder of Barnett Banks of Florida Inc. holding company, died Friday at his home. He was 78.

Botts was president and chairman of Barnett from 1963 until 1983. Using the holding company to acquire and run banks in different counties, Botts laid the foundation for today’s statewide banking company that is Florida’s largest with $38 billion in assets. Peter Brocco

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Actor Peter Brocco, who appeared on stage and television and in more than 80 films from early talkies to ″Twilight Zone: The Movie,″ died Sunday of a heart attack at his home. He was 89.

His liberal politics caused him to be blacklisted in the 1950s. But he returned to make ″I’ll Cry Tomorrow,″ ″Our Man Flint″ and ″The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming.″

Brocco, born in Reading, Pa., also appeared in the films ″Spartacus,″ ″One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,″ ″Throw Momma From the Train″ and ″War of the Roses″ and on stage in ″Galileo″ and ″The Night of the Iguana.″

He was seen regularly on TV shows such as ″The Twilight Zone,″ ″Star Trek″ and ″Hill Street Blues.″ Constance Carpenter

NEW YORK (AP) - Constance Carpenter, a Broadway actress who starred opposite Yul Brynner in ″The King and I,″ died Dec. 26 of a stroke at age 87.

A native of Bath, England, she made her Broadway debut in 1924 as a dancer in ″Charlot’s Revue.″

Carpenter became an understudy to Gertrude Lawrence in the role of Anna in ″The King and I,″ which opened on Broadway in 1951. When Lawrence died in 1952, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II named her to the lead role, which she starred in for 621 performances. Jean Mayer

BOSTON (AP) - Tufts University Chancellor Jean Mayer, a renowned nutrionist who helped establish the national food stamp and school lunch programs, died Friday of a heart attack while vacationing in Sarasota, Fla. He was 72.

Mayer was an adviser to the late Sen. Robert Kennedy and to Presidents Nixon, Ford and Carter.

Mayer ended 16 years as Tufts president on Sept. 1, when he became chancellor, a position created expressly for him.

Born in France, Mayer served in the French Army and French Free Forces during World War II, receiving 14 decorations. After the war, he came to the United States, eventually becoming an American citizen. Pudlo Pudlat

MONTREAL (AP) - Pudlo Pudlat, the first Inuit artist to have a one-person exhibition in the National Gallery of Canada, died Monday of cancer at his hometown of Cape Dorset, Baffin Island. He was 76.

Pudlat lived a traditional life in his early years, fishing and hunting for caribou and seal. He began drawing in his early 40s when James Houston, a Canadian artist employed by the federal government, urged him to express his culture through art.

His drawings progressed from simple pencil forms to complex works, culminating with the National Gallery retrospective in June 1990. Max Solomon

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Attorney Max Solomon, who defended gangsters Benjamin ″Bugsy″ Siegel and Mickey Cohen, died Wednesday at a hospital after undergoing surgery for an undisclosed illness in early December. He was 83.

For 50 years, Solomon prepared defenses for gangsters, bookies, gamblers and madams. ″Somebody’s got to represent them,″ he said in a 1981 interview. ″Might as well be me.″ Eve Triem

BROOKLINE, Mass. (AP) - Poet Eve Triem died Saturday at her daughter’s home after suffering a brain hemorrhage. She was 90.

Triem, a longtime Seattle resident, published her first book of poems, ″Parade of Doves″ in 1946. It won the Annual Award of the League to Support Poetry. A 1984 collection, ″New as a Wave,″ won the Western States Book Award for Lifetime Achievement.

Her last book of poems, ″Nobody Dies in the Summer,″ will be published in February.

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