Guy Mitchell

Country-Pop Singer

Guy Mitchell, 72, a country-pop artist from the 1950s who recorded six records that were million-sellers, including "Singing the Blues" and "Heartaches by the Number," died July 1 in Las Vegas. The cause of death was not reported.

In 1950, his recording of "My Heart Cries For You" sold a million copies. He followed it with "My Truly Truly Fair" in 1952, the 1957 No. 1 song "Singing the Blues," and the 1958 No. 1 hit "Heartaches by the Number."

In 1953, Mr. Mitchell starred with Rhonda Fleming in the movie "Those Redheads From Seattle," and a year later starred with Rosemary Clooney in "Red Garters."

In 1957 and 1958, Mr. Mitchell starred on television in "The Guy Mitchell Show."

Madeline Martin

Writer

Madeline Frost Fleming Martin, 89, a former New Orleans newspaper reporter and writer whose stories about the Louisiana plantation Barataria became the basis for the 1983 PBS-TV series "The Baratarians," died of a heart ailment June 29 at her home in New Orleans.

Mrs. Martin, who lived in Alexandria from 1981 to 1989, was a Texas native. Over the years, she worked for newspapers in Wisconsin and New Orleans. She also helped organize the Louisiana chapter of the National Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.