Brajendra Singh, a 76, the last royal Maharaja of the Bharatpur area of northwestern India, died July 8 of a heart attack in Rajasthan state. He transformed marshland in his 2,000-square-mile territory into India's best-known bird sanctuary, Bharatpur, 125 miles south of New Delhi.
Harry Guardino, 69, who co-starred with Cary Grant and Sophia Loren in "Houseboat" and also acted in "Dirty Harry" and "Lovers and Other Strangers," died Monday of lung cancer in Palm Springs, Calif. He was a tough-talking, tough-acting leading man and character actor whose career spanned films, stage and television. His movie credits also included "Flesh and Fury" in 1952, "Houseboat" in 1958, "Pork Chop Hill" in 1959, "King of Kings" in 1961" and "Hell Is for Heroes."