Mills E. Godwin Jr., 84, a former two-term Virginia governor recognized for his work to modernize the education system, died Saturday in Richmond after being treated for pneumonia. Mr. Godwin, elected as a Democrat in 1965 and as a Republican in 1973, was praised by leaders of both parties for transforming the once largely rural state with a community college system and a state sales tax for school improvements.
Huntz Hall, 78, star of more than 100 "Bowery Boys" and "Dead End Kids" films in the 1930s through the 1950s, died Saturday in Los Angeles of heart failure. Mr. Hall was one of a group of young actors who went to Hollywood to make a film version of the Sidney Kingsley play "Dead End" in 1937, two years after he starred in the play on Broadway. The film spawned a popular phenomenon that stretched over two decades, with the actors portraying the characters as victims of society in a series of films with both original and new actors.
Pub Date: 2/02/99