Arthur S. Spear, 75, former president and chairman of Mattel Inc., died Sunday in Los Angeles after a series of strokes. Under his leadership, the Barbie-doll maker increased net sales from $281 million in 1973, when he was named president, to $1 billion in 1986, when he retired as chairman.
Paul Lipson, 82, a Broadway entertainer who appeared as Tevye in "Fiddler on the Roof" more times than any other actor, died Wednesday in New York. The original 1964 Broadway production of the musical starred Zero Mostel as Tevye, the play's protagonist, and Lipson as Avram, the bookseller. In 1970, he took over the role of Tevye. By 1980, he had played the role more than 2,000 times.