64, a member of the French Resistance during World War II and a witness at the trial of Lyon Gestapo chief Klaus Barbie, died Nov. 5 in Voiron, France. The cause of death was not reported.

Mr. Blardone, who fought the Nazis in occupied Vichy France, was arrested in 1944 and tortured for 19 days by Barbie, who was known as the "Butcher of Lyon" for his brutal treatment of resistance fighters and Jews.


75, director of French fantasy films who in 1936 cofounded with director Henri Langlois the Cinematheque Francaise, the national film archives, died Nov. 5 in Paris. The cause of death was not reported.

He directed such films as "Fantomas" and "Judex," which were both named after movie characters, and "Nuits Rouges" (Red Nights). The immensely popular films used a straightforward style to tell the story of fantasy characters.


45, a former child actor who left the stage in 1961 and later became an executive recruiter, died Nov. 1 at his home in San Francisco. He had acquired immune deficiency syndrome.

He was chosen as understudy for Brandon de Wilde in the stage production "Member of the Wedding" and later took over the role on a tour throughout the United States. He also starred with Helen Hayes in the stage production of "Mrs. McThing" and later played in the movie "Boogie's Bump."