James Bond Screenwriter

Richard Maibaum, 81, who wrote the screenplays for 12 James Bond films, died Jan. 4 of heart failure at St. John's Medical Center in Santa Monica, Calif.

Mr. Maibaum began an entertainment career of more than 50 years as a actor with the Shakespearean Repertory Theatre in New York in 1933. He went to Hollywood to write scripts for Wallace Beery movies three years later.

In the late 1950s, producer Albert Broccoli gave Mr. Maibaum some Ian Fleming spy novels to read, resulting in the Bond film series: "Dr. No," "From Russia With Love," "Goldfinger," "Thunderball," "On Her Majesty's Secret Service," "Diamonds Are Forever," "The Man With a Golden Gun," "Octopussy," "For Your Eyes Only," "The Spy Who Loved Me," "The Living Daylights" and "Licence to Kill."


Management Consultant

Richard M. Paget, 77, a retired management consultant who was a director of The Washington Post Co., died of a stroke Jan. 5 at his home in Naples, Fla., where he had lived since last year.

Mr. Paget was a founder of the management consulting firm Cresap, McCormick and Paget and became its president when it was incorporated in 1968. He was on the boards of directors of 10 companies, including The Washington Post.