NYC Park Official

Adele L. Auchincloss, 59, a former New York City park official and the wife of the writer-lawyer Louis Auchincloss, died of cancer Feb. 6 at a hospital in New York City. She lived in Manhattan.

In the mid-1970s, she served as deputy administrator of the New York City Parks and Recreation Department. She was a past president of the New York Parks Council and the Central Park Task Force. She had been a trustee of the Central Park Conservancy and the New York Botanical Garden.


Comic Writer

Carroll Carroll, 88, who had been a writer for some of radio's leading comics and later was a ghost writer for autobiographies by show biusiness personalities, died of a heart ailment Feb. 5 at his home in West Hollywood, Calif.

He wrote for radio for such comics as Edgar Bergen, Eddie Cantor, Bert Lahr, and George Burns and Gracie Allen, and also for radio singers such as Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby and Gene Autry. He was ghost writer of books for Ed McMahon, Mike Douglas and Bob Hope.


Television Producer

Harry Ackerman, 78, a pioneer television producer who made or helped to create such smash hits as "Gunsmoke," "I Love Lucy" and "Leave it to Beaver," died of pulmonary failure Feb. 3 at a hospital in Burbank, Calif.

He developed "Gunsmoke" and organized the development of "I Love Lucy." He co-created and supervised "Our Miss Brooks." With Screen Gems from 1958 to 1977, he worked on "Dennis the Menace," "The Donna Reed Show" and "Hazel." He also co-created "The Flying Nun" and "Bewitched."