Edward Anhalt, 86, a writer who won...


Edward Anhalt, 86, a writer who won Academy Awards for his work on the films "Becket" and "Panic in the Streets," died of cancer Sunday at his home in Pacific Palisades, Calif., of multiple myeloma, said his nephew, Jonathan Barry.

In addition to his Oscars for the 1964 and 1950 films, Mr. Anhalt was nominated for the 1952 film "The Sniper," which he co-wrote with Edna Anhalt, the first of his five wives. She also collaborated with him on "Panic in the Streets" in 1950.

Among his credits are 1957's "Pride and the Passion" with Cary Grant and Sophia Loren, the 1962 Elvis Presley film "Girls, Girls, Girls," 1968's "The Boston Strangler" with Henry Fonda, and 1981's "Green Ice" with Ryan O'Neal and Anne Archer."

He also wrote the 1972 Robert Redford movie "Jeremiah Johnson" with "Apocalypse Now" co-writer John Milius.

Penelope Russianoff, 82, a psychotherapist who in real life and in a movie advised women on how to live without men or marriage, died in New York Aug. 28.

She maintained that women should assert themselves more and must unlearn the helplessness they learn as children. She held that male companionship and marriage are fine but that women should be able to live without them. She said it's good for a woman to capture a man's attention but her self-esteem should not depend upon it.

Many celebrities visited her practice, which grew after Paul Mazursky cast her as a therapist in his 1978 film "An Unmarried Woman."

Antonio Ruberti, 73, an electronics engineer who was a former government minister for research, died Monday in Rome after being in ill health since suffering a stroke in March.

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