Don Clayton, 70, whose orange and green...


Don Clayton, 70, whose orange and green Putt-Putt miniature golf courses helped spawn an international pastime, died Wednesday in Fayetteville, N.C.

In 1954, he created a miniature golf course that relied on skill rather than luck. His Putt-Putt Golf and Games is a multimillion-dollar industry with 265 courses around the world.

Mr. Clayton expanded his venture to include centers with video arcades, bumper boats, batting cages and go-cart raceways. He even licensed toys, including a Putt-Putt Speedway manufactured by Mattel Inc.

Lucille Bremer, 79, a star of classic musicals and a dance partner of Fred Astaire, died Tuesday of a heart attack in San Diego. She began dancing with the Philadelphia Opera Company at 12.

Philip B. Kurland, 74, a constitutional scholar and professor at the University of Chicago, died of pneumonia Tuesday in Chicago.

Pub Date: 4/19/96

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