Lloyd W. Dunn, 84, founder of the Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, which issues the Grammy awards, died Friday of cancer in Encino, Calif. Mr. Dunn worked for McGraw-Hill Publishing Co. in New York before coming to California in the late 1940s to open an advertising agency. In 1950, he became vice president of merchandising and sales for Capitol Records and then was vice president of artists and repertoire and president of the former Capitol Records International Corp. He and four other record executives founded the music academy in 1957.
LeRoy Collins, 82, the governor of Florida from 1955 to 1961 who helped lead the fight against racist traditions in Florida and throughout the South, died yesterday of lung cancer in Tallahassee, Fla. He also persuaded Florida lawmakers to begin a junior college system and create a statewide public television network. He chaired the 1960 Democratic national convention and was considered one of the first "New South" politicians. In the 1960s, he was president of the National Broadcasters Association and then head of the national Community Relations Service, which he organized at the request of President Johnson after passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. In that capacity, he represented President Johnson during the 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery, Ala., mediating between the Rev. Martin Luther King's non-violent followers and Alabama's heavily armed police.
Romolo Angelone, 94, a former Italian commercial attache in New York and Washington and later a businessman in this country, died of heart disease Thursday in West Palm Beach, Fla. He lived in Lake Worth, Fla. Mr. Angelone, who held a doctorate in economics from Columbia University, served for 12 years in the 1920s and 1930s at the Italian Embassy in Washington and at the consulate in New York. Later, he was Italy's commercial attache in Shanghai and Tokyo. In World War I, he served with Italian forces and was made a Comandatore della Corona d'Italia. After World War II, he had a business career in the United States.
William Heinesen, whose poetry and writing chronicled life on the remote Faeroe Islands, died yesterday in his native port city of Torshavn, Denmark. He was 91. The cause of Mr. Heinesen's death was not mentioned in news reports from the Faeroe Islands, Danish territory about 200 miles northwest of the northern tip of Scotland. Mr. Heinesen, who published his first volume of verse, "Arctic Elegies," in 1921, was considered to be one of the greatest Danish-language storytellers. Mr. Heinesen was elected to the Danish Academy in 1961.