Leon Clore, 73, a film producer whose credits include "The French Lieutenant's Woman," died Feb. 9 of cancer in London. He was the nephew of the late Sir Charles Clore, the financier who made possible the Tate Gallery's Clore extension, which opened in 1987 to house the works of J. M. W. Turner. Mr. Clore's survivors include a son, Marius, a scientist with the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda.
Clara Eva Bell Allen Jones, 97-year-old daughter of an African man who swam ashore in 1859 from what was reputed to be the last slave ship to land in America, died Feb. 4 in Pittsburgh and was buried Monday in the Plateau section of north Mobile, Ala., near where the Africans settled. By the time the slave ship Clotilde arrived, it was illegal to bring people into the country to be sold into slavery. Historians say the ship, carrying about 30 kidnapped Africans, slipped through a blockade and sailed up the Mobile River. The ship was scuttled, the captives made it to shore and, discovering they were free, they began a settlement.
Thomas E. Williams, 76, a Marine Corps colonel whose study recommending creation of a central intelligence organization led the birth of the CIA, died Thursday in Denver. He served during World War II with the intelligence unit of the 6th Marine Division. His war service earned him the Legion of Merit and the Bronze Star. His study proposing a central intelligence agency was the basis of the National Security Act of 1947.
Mercedes "Chiquita" Gregory, 56, a documentary film maker and an influential figure in experimental theater, died Monday at a New York hospital. The resident of Santa Ynez, Calif., was diagnosed with breast cancer three years ago.
Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn, 80, a leading fashion model in the 1940s and 1950s, died Feb. 4 of pneumonia at a New York hospital. In the late 1940s, when most models were paid $10 to $25 an hour, the Swedish-born blond was earning $40 an hour. Most models' careers ended before their 30th birthdays but hers flourished until she was past 40. After she stopped modeling in the mid-1950s, she designed clothes for about six years. In the 1960s, she devoted her time to sculpting, working in marble, bronze and fiberglass. In 1950, she married photographer Irving Penn, who survives her.
Paul A. Freund, 83, an authority on constitutional law and the Supreme Court who taught at Harvard Law School for 37 years, died Feb. 5 at his home at Cambridge, Mass.
Lorraine Doebbler, 58, a member of the Lower Elwha Klallam tribe who was credited with helping reduce the Indian student dropout rate from 98 percent in 1967 to nearly zero today, died Jan. 21 in Port Angeles, Wash., of a brain aneurysm.