who is believed to be the last survivor of the 1905 mutiny aboard the Russian battleship Potemkin, an incident in the Russian revolution of that year, died Oct. 25 in Dublin, Ireland. The cause of death was not reported.
Mr. Beshoff, who said he was 104 although his birth certificate indicated he was 102, was born near Odessa on the Black Sea. He was serving in the engine room of the Potemkin when the crew mutinied over bad food and killed the captain and several officers. The episode was part of the 1905 Russian revolution that shook czarist rule to its foundations.
Other vessels of the Russian Black Sea fleet refused to fire on the Potemkin, which eventualy surrendered to Romanian authorities. Sergei Eisenstein made a film about the mutiny that has been acclaimed as one of the greatest films ever made.
After the surrender Mr. Beshoff made his way to London and in 1913 he settled in Ireland, where he owned a fish and chips restaurant.
92, a singer and instrumentalist who performed with such jazz greats as Fats Waller and Duke Ellington and performed on Broadway in the 1920s and entertained troops overseas during World War II, died Oct. 24 at hospital in New York City. The cause of death was not reported.
In the 1920s she recorded for the all-black Swan Record Co. and performed jazz and swing on the CBS radio network. In 1923, she was the choral director for the Broadway hit "Shuffle Along," featuring the music of Eubie Blake and Noble Sissle. She later got the leading role in George White's Broadway production of "Runnin' Wild." Miss Hughes continued to perform until 1958, when she went into retirement in New York.
80, who covered World War II for CBS along with Edward R. Murrow and Eric Sevareid in a distinguished career that garnered him nearly every major broadcast award, died Oct. 25 at the University of California, Los Angeles Medical Center, where he was taken after suffering a ruptured aorta.
Mr. Brown's work earned him the George Foster Peabody Award for journalistic excellence and the Overseas Press Club's best reporter award. His work as news analyst and commentator for public television station KCET in Los Angeles in the 1960s won him the Alfred I. du Pont and Associated Press awards for broadcast commentary.
In addition to working for CBS, he was Far East bureau chief for NBC.