Rebecca Shulman,100, a leader of the women's...


Rebecca Shulman,100, a leader of the women's Zionist group Hadassah who helped bring medical services to Israel, died March 30 at her home in New York. She was national president of Hadassah from 1953 to 1956.

Robert Wentorf Jr.,70, a retired inventor who helped create the man-made diamond, died of a heart attack Thursday at his home in Easton, N.Y. In the early 1950s, he was a member of a General Electric team that worked on the conversion of graphite to diamond by subjecting it to high pressures and temperatures.

Tomoyuki Tanaka,86, the Japanese movie producer who created "Godzilla" in 22 films, died of a stroke Wednesday at a Tokyo hospital. His creature was actually named "Gojira," a mixture of gorilla and "kujira," the Japanese word for whale -- but transliterated as "Godzilla" for the U.S. market.

Pub Date: 4/07/97

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