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Robert M. Adams

December 19, 1996

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) _ Robert M. Adams, a founding editor of the ``Norton Anthology of English Literature,″ died Monday. He was 81.

Adams was also an editor of the Hudson Review. His essays and reviews appeared in The New York Times Book Review, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Review of Books and other publications.

Among the books he wrote are ``Ikon: John Milton and the Modern Critics″ in 1955; ``Stendhal: Notes on a Novelist″ in 1959; and ``Surface and Symbol: The Consistency of James Joyce’s `Ulysses‴ in 1962.

His translations, used at colleges nationwide, include Voltaire’s ``Candide,″ Stendhal’s ``Red and the Black,″ and Machiavelli’s ``The Prince.″

Adams’ original name was Robert Martin Krapp. He taught at the University of Wisconsin, Rutgers University, Cornell University and the University of California, Los Angeles before moving to Santa Fe.

Eadie Del Rubio

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Eadie Del Rubio, one third of ``3 Gals 3 Guitars,″ a trio that performed for six decades in showcases ranging from television comedy to retirement homes, died Monday of cancer.

People who know and worked with Del Rubio and her sisters speculated that they are in their 70s, but most personal information and details about her illness were withheld at her request.

Del Rubio and her sisters, Milly and Elena, have performed their music as a trio for the last 60 years, including stints on the television shows ``Ellen,″ ``The Golden Girls,″ ``Full House,″ ``Married With Children,″ and ``Pee-Wee’s Playhouse.″

In addition to live performances on the retirement home circuit, the guitar-playing siblings also produced three albums: ``Jingle Belles,″ ``3 Gals, 3 Guitars,″ and ``Whip It.″

Calling themselves ``song stylists,″ the sisters’ diverse acts included mariachi strolling, country western music, Hawaiian-Calypso and holiday theme music.

Francesco Siciliani

ROME (AP) _ Francesco Siciliani, one of the leading opera impresarios of 20th century Italy, died Tuesday of complications from lung cancer. He was 85.

Siciliani, who once said he learned to read notes before words, was a musical prodigy and composer. But his fame came from helping revive Italy’s musical scene after World War II and leading some of its great opera houses, including Milan’s La Scala, the San Carlo theater in Naples and the Florence opera.

He promoted the early careers of such artists as Maria Callas, Renata Tebaldi and Mario Del Monaco and worked with the greatest conductors of the age, including Furtwangler, von Karajan, De Sabata and Mitropoulos.

In the years during and just after the war, Siciliani served as artistic director at the San Carlo theater in Naples.

His compositions included ``Fragments from the Canticle of Canticles,″ ``Psalm 12″ and ``Four Madrigals of Tasso″ for voices and orchestra.

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