Helen Meany Gravis, 86, who won the...


Helen Meany Gravis, 86, who won the gold medal in women's 3-meter springboard diving at the 1928 Olympic Games in Amsterdam, died Sunday of pancreatic cancer at her home in Old Greenwich, Conn. Helen Meany first qualified for the Olympics as a 15-year-old but won no medals in 1920 at Antwerp, Belgium, nor in the 1924 Games in Paris. In Amsterdam, she became the first American woman to compete in three consecutive Olympics. She was named to the International Swimming Hall of Fame in 1971.

Henri Bourelly, an actor who performed under the stage name Rellys in several films directed by Marcel Pagnol, died Tuesday at age 83 in Marseille, France. Mr. Bourelly's most famous part was in Mr. Pagnol's "Manon des Sources" (Manon of the Spring), in which he played the crafty peasant Ugolin.

Mariano Martinez Sr., patriarch of a family of Dallas restaurateurs, died there Monday at age 77. Mr. Martinez operated of the El Caliente Mexican Cafe at the State Fair of Texas for almost 30 years.

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