Sandra Gould


Sandra Gould, 73, an actress who played Miss Duffy on radio's "Duffy's Tavern" and Gladys Kravitz on television's "Bewitched" and who also appeared in several films, died July 20 in Burbank, Calif., after a stroke.

She played Gladys Kravitz on the ABC-TV series "Bewitched" from 1966 to 1972. In that show, she was forever peering out her window and seeing strange doings at the home of Darrin Stephens and his wife, Samantha, a witch.

Miss Gould's other television credits included roles on "I Love Lucy," "The Twilight Zone" and "My Three Sons" and, most recently, guest appearances on "Friends" and "Veronica's Closet." Her film credits included "The Ghost and Mr. Chicken" and "The Barefoot Executive."

Margie H. Muller

Md. Banking Commissioner

Margie H. Muller, 71, who was Maryland's banking commissioner from 1983 until 1996, died July 25 at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. She had emphysema. Mrs. Muller was the wife of Steven Muller, the former president of Johns Hopkins University.

She was a vice president of Maryland National Bank, then in 1977 joined Union Trust Co. of Maryland, where she was vice president for marketing and then senior vice president for corporate affairs.

Gov. Harry Hughes appointed her banking commissioner in 1983, and she held the position through the administration of his successor, William Donald Schaefer.

As banking commissioner, Mrs. Muller supervised a staff of 30 regulators, monitoring 80 state-chartered banks and 20 credit unions and mortgage brokers. She was fired by Gov. Parris N. Glendening after having criticized his plan to cut costs by merging her office with the office of the consumer credit commissioner.

Walter Jackson Bate


Walter Jackson Bate, 81, a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer who was a Harvard University professor emeritus of English, died July 26 in Cambridge, Mass. The cause of death was not reported.

Mr. Bate won the Pulitzer Prize for "John Keats," in 1964, and "Samuel Johnson," in 1978.

At Harvard, where he taught for 40 years, he gave a course titled "The Age of Johnson" that regularly drew up to 400 students. He gave his last lecture in the course in December 1986.

Henry W. Brosin

Psychiatry Board President

Henry Walter Brosin, 94, a past president of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, the American Psychiatric Association and the American College of Psychiatrists, died July 3 in Tucson. The cause of death was not reported.

He had lived in Tucson since 1969, when he was named a professor of psychiatry at the University of Arizona medical school. He helped organize its department of psychiatry before retiring in 1994.

Dr. Brosin studied psychiatry at the Chicago Institute and was associated with the University of Chicago.

From 1950 to 1969, he was on the faculty of the University of Pittsburgh, and he was chairman of the department of psychiatry and director of the Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinics.

Bill Day


Bill Day, 84, a craftsman whose hand-carved wooden bowls are on display at the Smithsonian Institution, died July 24 in a tractor accident on his farm near West Lebanon, Ind.

He was knocked off his tractor by a tree limb while mowing and then was run over by the machine.

Mr. Day had carved bowls for the last 25 years. He worked out of his Chop Shop in downtown West Lebanon, carving and selling about 300 bowls a year, many to overseas clients.

William TargBook Editor

William Targ, 92, who in 1968 as an editor with G.P. Putnam's Sons agreed to publish Mario Puzo's "The Godfather" sight unseen, died July 22 at his home in New York. The cause of death was not reported.

He also had edited at least 18 books by Art Buchwald, two with George Burns, and others by such authors as Simone de Beauvoir, Ashley Montagu and Lin Yutang.

Mr. Targ, who retired in 1978, bought "The Godfather" for a $5,000 advance on the strength of an oral presentation. Two other publishers already had turned down the work, which went on to become the most profitable novel published by Putnam.

Mr. Targ sold the paperback rights to Signet for $400,000, an unheard-of figure at the time.

To date, "The Godfather" has sold about 21 million copies worldwide.