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April 2, 2002

NEW YORK (AP) _ Albert Jeffcoat, founder of the Manhattan Theater Club and former reporter for The Wall Street Journal, died March 10 of cancer. He was 77.

Jeffcoat was a foreign correspondent for The Journal in London just after World War II. After covering Paris, Jeffcoat returned to New York in 1955. He founded the Club, to recreate the small experimental theaters he came upon in while working in Europe.

Jeffcoat went on to work for IBM and Ford Motor Company in their communications departments before starting his own public relations firm, Jeffcoat, Schoen & Morrell.

Diana Streisand Kind

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Diana Streisand Kind, mother of singer Barbra Streisand, died Saturday, her daughter’s publicist announced Monday. She was 93.

Mrs. Kind died at a Los Angeles hospital of complications from an accident she suffered at home last November, said Streisand publicist Dick Guttman.

Mrs. Kind, who was involved in a number of charitable causes, had worked in the New York City schools for many years.

``The daughter of a cantor, she had a beautiful singing voice, a legacy passed on to her daughters,″ Guttman said in a statement.

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