Barry Ulanov, 82, a professor and author or translator of nearly 50 books whose interests included jazz, theater, Christian humanism, visual art, Carl Jung and Catholic literature, died April 30 at his home in New York. He also had a home in Woodbury, Conn. Mr. Ulanov placed popular culture within the context of American art rather than isolating it as mere entertainment. He taught at Princeton University and Barnard College for about four decades, covering subjects as varied as literature, art, religion and psychology.
Sidney Peterson, 94, a surrealist filmmaker of the 1940s and 1950s, died April 24. He lived in New York. Mr. Peterson, who was born in Oakland, Calif., studied at the University of California in Berkeley. He made his early films with help from his students while teaching at the California School of Fine Arts. To support his filmmaking he worked at movie studios and in New York at the video department of the Museum of Modern Art.
In 1975, the Whitney Museum of American Art showed four of his experimental films, including "The Potted Psalm" (1946) and "The Lead Shoes" (1949). He also wrote two books, "A Fly in the Pigment" (1962) and "The Dark of the Screen" (1980).
Seymour Sudman, 71, a University of Illinois professor whose books taught pollsters and marketing experts how to phrase questions to get accurate answers, died May 2 at a hospital in Chicago of complications from a stroke. Mr. Sudman, who lived in Champaign, Ill., was a professor of marketing, sociology and survey research. He was an expert in survey sampling and the design of survey questionnaires. He wrote scores of articles on the subject, and was the author or co-author of nearly 20 books.
Martin Schilling, 88, a German-born retired executive of the Raytheon Co. who worked with Wernher von Braun at Peenemeunde, Germany, during World War II to develop the world's first large ballistic missile, the V-2, died of heart failure April 30 at a clinic in Burlington, Mass. He lived in Lexington, Mass.