Deaths of note from around the world:
Reather Dixon Turner, 69: A singer in the female doo-wop group the Bobbettes, whose 1957 hit “Mr. Lee” anticipated the popular girl-group sound of the 1960s. Died Jan. 8 of cardiac arrest at her mother’s home in the East Harlem neighborhood of New York.
Luis Ávalos, 67: A Cuban-born actor known for his long tenure on “The Electric Company,” the popular PBS children’s program of the 1970s. Ávalos joined “The Electric Company” in its second season, 1972, a time when there were few Hispanic faces on television. Died Wednesday in Burbank, Calif.
Martin S. Bergmann, 100: A psychoanalyst, author and educator who became known to a wide general audience for his unplanned, much-praised role as a philosopher in Woody Allen’s 1989 film, “Crimes and Misdemeanors.” Died Wednesday at his home in Manhattan.
Irving Milchberg, 86: A plucky Jewish street urchin who escaped transport to concentration camps three times and sold cigarettes to Nazis in the heart of occupied Warsaw while smuggling guns and food to resistance fighters. Died Sunday in Toronto.
— From wire reports