John Derek,71, the actor-director reputed to have...


John Derek,71, the actor-director reputed to have been the force behind the meteoric career of his wife, Bo Derek, died yesterday in Santa Maria, Calif. Dr. Luke Faber said Mr. Derek had suffered a catastrophic problem with his aorta and heart.

Mr. Derek began as a movie actor in the 1940s. Despite roles in "All the King's Men," "The Ten Commandments" and "Exodus," his acting career stalled and he turned to still photography, film directing and producing.

Herbert Aaron,89, the father of former baseball star Henry Aaron, died Thursday in Mobile, Ala.

John Berry Sr.,75, a philanthropist who built his family's Yellow Pages company into a billion-dollar business, died Wednesday in Dayton, Ohio.

Pub Date: 5/23/98

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