* Cecilia Parker, 79, who played Mickey Rooney's older sister in the "Andy Hardy" movies, died Sunday in Ventura, Calif. Ms. Parker played Mr. Rooney's sister, Marion, in 11 of the 16 "Andy Hardy" films over 20 years. She also appeared in dozens of films in the 1930s and 1940s. She played the sister of Greta Garbo in "The Painted Veil."
* Richard Tee, 49, a musician and singer who composed the gospel musical "Mama, I Want to Sing," died July 21 of prostate cancer in New York. As a studio musician, he played keyboards for Paul Simon, Aretha Franklin, Lena Horne, Carly Simon and others. He also had a jazz ensemble, the Richard Tee Committee, and was a founding member of the jazz-funk group Stuff. "Mama, I Want to Sing," based on the life of gospel and pop singer Doris Troy, closed in 1991 after an eight-year run off Broadway.
* Florence Nightingale David, 83, an internationally known statistician, died July 23 of lung cancer in Kensington, Calif. A native of England, she wrote several books, including "Games, Gods, and Gambling."