Dr. Lenox Baker, 92, former chief orthopedic surgeon at Duke University and a pioneer in treating children with cerebral palsy, died of pneumonia June 2 in Durham, N.C. He was a member of the Duke faculty from 1937 to 1972 and was chief of orthopedics from 1937 to 1967.
Jacob S. Katz, 95, a former deputy police commissioner in New York City, died Monday at a retirement home in Columbia. He had an engineering degree and took part in developing the "911" emergency telephone system. He also was involved in the design of the new headquarters at One Police Plaza in New York.
Wyman Pendleton, 79, an actor in theater, films and television, died June 1 at St. Vincent's Hospital in Manhattan of complications from a head injury suffered in a fall at his home. His off-Broadway credits include "The American Dream," "The Zoo Story," "The Child Buyer" and "Happy Days" (in French, opposite Madeleine Renaud) in the 1960s. He made his Broadway debut in "Malcolm" in 1966.
Manuel Ruiz Ibanez, 85 whose bilingual career in journalism spanned four decades in Mexico and San Antonio, died
Wednesday at his San Antonio home of a stroke.
Savelly Kramerov, 60, a Russian comedian who gave up a successful film career in his homeland for religious freedom and bit parts in the United States, died of cancer Tuesday in San Francisco. He made 42 films in the former Soviet Union before he was allowed to leave in the early 1980s. He is probably best known in the United States for his role as the hot-dog-selling KGB operative in "Moscow on the Hudson."
Angiola E. Sartorio, 91, a dancer, teacher and choreographer who worked with Kurt Jooss in the 1930s, died May 26 at her home in Santa Barbara, Calif. Her most recent choreography was "Why Should I Fear?" -- a solo for Nina Watt -- which was presented by the Jose Limon Dance Company in 1994. She received the 1994 Award of Artistry from the American Dance Guild.