83, whose scholarly writings on myths inspired the "Star Wars" film trilogy and who taught at Sarah Lawrence University for more than 30 years, died Oct. 30 in Honolulu. The cause of death was not reported.

His best-known book is "Hero of a Thousand Faces," which focuses on the mythology of heroism as a means of discovering the heart of a culture. Film maker George Lucas credits the book as the inspiration for his "Star Wars." Mr. Campbell's other books include "The Inner Reaches of Outer Space," the four-volume "The Masks of God" and "The Way of the Animal Powers."


74, a past president of the International Astronomical Union and a former director of Kitt Peak National Observatory in Tucson, died Nov. 1 in Tucson. The cause of death was not reported.

He worked for the University of Michigan from 1938 to 1960, then joined the staff of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. From 1966 to 1971, he directed Harvard University's College Observatory. He then served as director of the Kitt Peak observatory until retiring in 1977.


82, a retired Yale University professor and one of the world's foremost authorities on the Italian poet Dante, who also was the author of "The Game: The Harvard-Yale Football Rivalry, 1875-1983," died Oct. 31 in Madison, Conn. The cause of death was not reported.

Dr. Bergin was born in New Haven, Conn. He earned his doctorate at Yale in 1929 and taught at Western Reserve University, New York State College for Teachers and Cornell University before returning to Yale in 1948. He retired in 1973.


78, an expert on the Spanish Civil War and honorary curator of the Spanish Archival Collection at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, died Oct. 27 in Sunnyvale, Calif. The cause of death was not reported.

He was the author of "The Grand Camouflage," "The Spanish Revolution," and "The Spanish Civil War: Revolution and Counterrevolution." He had covered the Spanish Civil War as a United Press International correspondent. He lived in Mexico before coming to the United States in 1949.