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


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.