Dr. Henry Freeman Allen, 77, a descendant of the family that helped found Harvard Medical School and a great-grandson of the woman who wrote "Uncle Tom's Cabin," died Dec. 23 of cancer at his home in Ipswich, Mass. He was a sixth-generation surgeon and a descendant of Boston's Warren family of doctors, who helped found the Harvard school, as well as Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. His great-grandmother was author Harriet Beecher Stowe. In 1971-72, he was president of the American Association of Ophthalmologists.
Leon Brock, 67, founder of a company that develops subsidized housing for low- and moderate-income families and a member of the board of Hebrew College in Brookline, Mass., for 25 years, died of cancer Dec. 25 at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He was chairman of the Hebrew College board from 1985 to 1988. A specialist in real estate law, he formed Landmark Development, which develops and manages subsidized housing for low- and moderate-income families.
Veteran actor Jeff Morrow, 86, whose acting credits range from Shakespeare to cult science fiction films, died Sunday evening at a nursing home in suburban Canoga Park, Calif., after a long illness. He got his start on Broadway, appearing in 23 productions including "Billy Budd" and "Romeo and Juliet." In Hollywood in the 1950s, Morrow appeared in "The Robe" (1953), with Richard Burton and Jean Simmons, in "Captain Lightfoot" (1955) with Rock Hudson, and with Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis in "Pardners" (1956). He is perhaps best known for his performances in several genre sci-fi films that have achieved cult status. He starred as Exeter, a friendly alien, in "This Island Earth" in 1955. He played a scientist in the 1956 cult classic "The Creature Walks Among Us" -- the third in the "Creature from the Black Lagoon" trilogy.