John McIntire, 83, once the voice of the "March of Time" radio program and later the wagonmaster on the long-running television series "Wagon Train," died Jan. 30 at his home in Laguna Beach, Calif. He had emphysema and cancer.
He was best known for his role on "Wagon Train." But he also had prominent roles in such films as "Psycho" with Anthony Perkins, "Rooster Cogburn" with John Wayne and "Honky Tonk Man" with Clint Eastwood.
Before World War II, Mr. McIntire narrated the nationally broadcast current events show, "March of Time." His deep, smooth delivery made his voice familiar to listeners across the country.
Mario Valentino, 63, one of Italy's leading designers who turned leather into high fashion, died of cancer Jan. 31 at his home in Naples.
Mr. Valentino, who came from a poor Neapolitan family of leather tanners, went from designing shoes to becoming one of the biggest names in Italy's ready-to-wear industry.
His collections, shown in Milan, were almost entirely of leather. His admirers said he could make leather look like any fabric.
GEORGE H. FORSYTH JR.
Archaeologist and Art Historian
George H. Forsyth Jr., 89, an architectural historian and professor emeritus of art history at the University of Michigan, died of a blood vessel obstruction Jan. 26 in Ann Arbor, Mich. The cause of death was not reported.
He joined the Michigan faculty in 1946 and was chairman of the Department of Fine Arts from 1947 to 1961. He was director of the university's Kelsey Museum from 1964 to 1969, when he was named research professor of archaeology. He retired in 1972.
ELEANOR McMILLEN BROWN
Eleanor Stockstrom McMillen Brown, 100, a leading interior designer whose clients included CBS founder William Paley and Henry Ford II, died Jan. 30 at her home in Manhattan. The cause of death was not reported.
Mrs. Brown studied at the Parsons School of Design in New York and in Paris before founding McMillen Inc. She decorated President Johnson's private White House quarters as well as portions of Blair House.