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Lawrence A. Fleischman, art collector and philanthropist, died London 31 January, aged 71. A fund-raiser for the arts in America and Europe, in 1991 he funded the refurbishment of the Bassae Gallery at the British Museum and made subsequent donations for the redevelopment of two of the Parthenon galleries.

Raoul da Anda, film-maker, died 2 February, aged 88. A star of Mexican cinema from the early 1930s to the late 1950s, "El Charro Negro", "the black cowboy", as he was nicknamed, acted in, produced and directed over 250 movies, the best known being Santa, in which he starred with the actress Lupita Tovar.