Lincoln Kilpatrick


Lincoln Kilpatrick, 72, who appeared in more than 40 movies and co-starred with Sidney Poitier in the Broadway hit "A Raisin in the Sun," died May 18 of lung cancer at a Los Angeles hospital.

Mr. Kilpatrick, who was born in St. Louis, also had roles in "Blues for Mr. Charlie," "The Slave" and "The Blacks." As a film actor in the 1970s, he appeared in "Cool Breeze," "Soul Soldier," "Uptown Saturday Night," "The Omega Man" and "Soylent Green." His television credits included "Matt Houston" and "Frank's Place."

Mr. Kilpatrick co-founded the Kilpatrick-Cambridge Theatre Arts School in Hollywood and became the first African American member of the Lincoln Center repertory company.

Jack Leigh


Jack Leigh, 55, the photographer whose haunting cover image helped propel the book "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" to international acclaim, died of cancer May 19 in Savannah, Ga.

He was the author of five books of photography, but his most widely recognized image was a shot of the "Bird Girl," a statue that for decades stood in Savannah's Bonaventure Cemetery.

The photo graced the cover of John Berendt's 1993 bestseller, and the image became so well known that cemetery officials eventually had to move the statue to a museum because it was drawing too many tourists, who sometimes trampled neighboring grave sites.

Leonard Wien

Developer, Philanthropist

Leonard Wien, 95, a prominent philanthropist who helped found Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach, died May 17 of a heart attack in Miami Beach.

In 1946, Mr. Wien helped spearhead a fundraising effort that led to the construction of Mount Sinai, created by doctors and community leaders frustrated with quotas and restrictions placed upon Jews at hospitals in Miami and Dade County. The hospital opened three years later. He later donated $1 million for the creation of the Wien Center for Alzheimer's Disease and Memory Disorders.

He was born in Kiev, Ukraine, and grew up in New York. He graduated from New York University and, in 1935, moved to Miami Beach, where he built four art deco hotels now considered historic landmarks.

Reginald Zelnik

Free Speech Proponent

Reginald Zelnik, 68, a University of California professor who defended free speech demonstrators in the 1960s, died May 17 after he was struck by a truck while walking across campus in Berkeley, Calif. He was hit by a water delivery truck that was in reverse.

Mr. Zelnik joined the faculty in 1964, teaching Russian history. During the Free Speech Movement that year, he came to the defense of students protesting a ban on political campaigning on campus. He later edited a volume of essays about the event.