PARKER W. FENNELLY,
96, an actor known for his portrayal of Titus Moody on "The Fred Allen Show" on radio during the 1930s and 1940s, who later served as the folksy Pepperidge Farm baked goods spokesman on television until retiring in 1977, died Jan. 22 at his home in Cortlandt, N.Y. The cause of death was not reported.
He first appeared on Broadway in 1924 in "Mr. Pitt," and his credits include performances in "Our Town" and "Carousel." His movie credits include roles in Alfred Hitchcock's "The Trouble With Harry," as well as "It Happened to Jane" and "The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming."
Mr. Fennelly's radio performances included parts in "Mystery Theater," "The Adventures of the Thin Man" and "Route 66." He also cowrote "Fulton of Oak Falls" with George M. Cohan and is the author of "Cuckoos on the Hearth," a play that is still performed in little theaters in the United States and abroad.
JOHN H. MITCHELL,
66, a pioneer of the television industry and former president of Columbia Pictures Television and a past president of the Academy of Television Hall of Fame, died of cardiac arrest Jan. 19 at a hospital in Los Angeles.
He was one of the first three employees of Columbia Pictures Television, joining the company in 1952 when it was known as Screen Gems. Mr. Mitchell served as its president for nine years before leaving the company in 1977. While he was at Columbia, the company produced more than 100 television series and 50 made-for-TV movies for the three major networks, including "Father Knows Best," "The Flintstones," "Bewitched," "Police Story," "Brian's Song" and "QB VII."
ANDREW J. DEMPSEY,
46, president and chief executive officer of Times Mirror Magazines, who was instrumental in negotiating the $167.5 million December acquisition of Field & Stream, Skiing, Home Mechanix and Yachting magazines from Diamandis Communications Inc., died of cancer Jan. 19 at his home in New York City.
The acquisition made Times Mirror the largest publisher of men's special interest periodicals in the United States. The company's other magazines include Golf, Popular Science, Ski and Outdoor Life magazines.
Mr. Dempsey was executive vice president of the McCall Publishing Company when he joined Times Mirror Magazines as president and chief executive officer in August 1985.
GALAL EDDIN HAMMAMSI,
75, a leading Egyptian newspaper columnist who was a founder of the Middle East News Agency and the author of 10 books on politics and journalism, died Jan. 20 at a sporting club in Cairo after a heart attack.
The liberal columnist began his career as a sports reporter in 1929, and went on to cover the Egyptian political scene for at least seven publications. In the late 1950s, he was banned from journalism for his criticism of Egyptian leader Gamal Abdel Nasser's policies. After Nasser's death, he resumed writing his column, "Smoke in the Air," in 1974 for the Cairo daily al-Akhbar.
72, a jazz bass player who was believed to be the first black musician to play in a Broadway theater orchestra and whose career spanned half a century, died of cancer Jan. 18 at a hospital in New York City.
In 1936, he began playing the New York big band circuit, and in 1939 joined Teddy Wilson's band. Mr. Hall later played with Count Basie, Eubie Blake, Erroll Garner, Billie Holiday, Dexter Gordon, Eddie Condon and Ben Webster. In 1946, he performed in George Abbott's Broadway production of "Barefoot Boy With Cheek," and later played in the productions of "High Button Shoes," "The Music Man," "Fiddler on the Roof" and "Gypsy."
IRSTON ROBERTS BARNES,
83, a former government economist who also was a past president and board chairman of the Audubon Naturalist Society and a former columnist with The Washington Post, died of cancer Jan. 19 at his home in Groton, Conn.
Dr. Barnes, who earned a doctorate in economics at Yale University, taught there until moving to Washington in 1941. He became a division chief with the Federal Trade Commission in the 1960s. He was president of the predecessor of the Audubon Naturalist Society in 1946, and was board chairman from 1962 to 1968. From 1951 to 1976, he wrote "The Naturalist," a weekly column in The Post.
84, who conducted the Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra in the first overseas tour by a Soviet orchestra, has died of a heart attack, according to Tass, the official Soviet news agency, in a Jan. 20 dispatch from Leningrad. The dispatch did not say when or where he died.
Mr. Mravinsky took the orchestra to 25 countries in Europe, Asia and the Americas since it first traveled abroad in 1946.
77, the oldest member of the International Olympic Committee and chairman of the Soviet committee for nearly a quarter century, has died, Tass said Jan. 21 in a Moscow dispatch. The report did not give the date, place or cause of death.
Mr. Andrianov, first vice president of the IOC during 1962-74, was chairman of the Soviet committee from 1951 to 1975, and became the first Soviet representative to the IOC in 1951.
CARY ELLIOTT ODELL,
77, a movie art director and three-time Academy Award nominee, died of cancer Jan. 19 at San Luis Obispo, Calif.
Mr. Odell's career began as a sketch artist in 1935 at Columbia Pictures. He was promoted to art director and worked on Frank Capra's 1937 film classic "Lost Horizon." He was nominated for an Academy Award as art director for "Cover Girl" in 1944, "Bell, Book and Candle" in 1958, and "Seven Days in May" in 1964.
62, president of the Jewish Council of West Germany, died Jan. 21 in Karlsruhe, West Germany after a heart attack. Mr. Nachmann's family fled from Nazi Germany to France in 1938. He returned to Karlsruhe in 1945 and began working toward re-establishing Jewish communities in the country.
He had been president of the Jewish Council since 1965. Through his efforts, the first synagogue to be built in West Germany since the end of World War II was opened in Karlsruhe in 1971.