Arthur K. Marshall, 88, the Los Angeles...


Arthur K. Marshall, 88, the Los Angeles Superior Court judge who presided over the first palimony case, which involved actor Lee Marvin and former live-in lover Michelle Triola Marvin, died Sunday of cancer in Santa Monica, Calif.

The California Supreme Court's landmark Marvin vs. Marvin decision legalized suits for palimony by unmarried couples.

Ian Messiter,79, the creator of Britain's longest-running comedy game show, died Monday in London. Messiter devised several game shows for the British Broadcasting Corp., but was best known for "Just a Minute," which still draws listeners to BBC radio after more than 30 years. It became an American television show in the 1950s.

Peter Wildeblood,76, who gained attention for writing about his imprisonment under Britain's anti-homosexual laws, died Nov. 14 in Victoria, British Columbia.

Eulalie M. Banks,104, a muralist, writer and illustrator of more than 50 children's books, died Nov. 12 in Los Angeles.

Pub Date: 11/25/99

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