William Fineshriber

Broadcast Executive

William Fineshriber, 90, a motion picture and broadcasting executive who pioneered distribution of American films and television shows around the world, died Nov. 6 at his home in Los Angeles. The cause of death was not reported.

From 1960 to 1984, he served as vice president of the Motion Picture Association of America. Earlier, he had directed international operations for Screen Gems Inc. In both capacities, he created extensive markets for American films and television programs abroad.

He began his entertainment career in the CBS publicity department in 1931. He was manager of New York's concert showplace Carnegie Hall from 1934 to 1937.

He later returned to CBS, becoming general manager of its program department. He then worked for Mutual Broadcasting before joining NBC in 1953 as a vice president.

Max Hunter


Max Hunter, 78, a folklorist who collected hillbilly songs, stories and expressions such as "ugly as a mud fence" and "pretty as a speckled pup," died of emphysema Nov. 6 in Springfield, Mo.

Over the years, Mr. Hunter became known as one of the nation's premier collectors of traditional Ozarks songs and stories, most of which are now on file at the Library of Congress and the Smithsonian Institution.

In earlier days, he had been known to run moonshine through the hills, chase chickens, haul hay or perform just about any task he could trade for a song or story. He also had been a traveling salesman.

Felix Galimir


Felix Galimir, 89, a noted violinist and chamber musician, died Nov. 10 at his home in New York. The cause of death was not reported.

He received his early training at the Vienna Conservatory in his native Austria. He and his sisters formed a string quartet in 1927 to commemorate the centennial of Ludwig van Beethoven's death. Among their fans was Maurice Ravel.

Mr. Galimir moved to New York and was the first violinist of the NBC Symphony Orchestra from 1939 to 1954. In 1954, he started a two-year stint as concertmaster of NBC's Symphony of the Air.

Thomas Hughes JukesResearch Biochemist

Thomas Hughes Jukes, 93, a research biochemist and nutritionist who argued for pesticides and who was a professor emeritus of the University of California at Berkeley, died of pneumonia Nov. 1 in Berkeley, Calif.

The British-born scientist wrote the first report saying that the B vitamin niacin cured pellagra, the university said. He also was part of the group that isolated and synthesized folic acid, and he did early work in chemotherapy as a cancer treatment.

Dr. Jukes took on fellow Sierra Club members when he argued against banning the pesticide DDT, saying it saved lives in poor countries because it was a cheap, effective way to kill malarial mosquitoes.