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Robert F. Boyle, a top Hollywood production designer, dies

Robert F. Boyle, 100, the eminent Hollywood production designer who created some of the most memorable scenes and images in cinematic history — Cary Grant clinging to Mount Rushmore in North by Northwest, the bird's-eye view of the seagull attack in The Birds, the colorfully ramshackle shtetl for Fiddler on the Roof — died Aug. 1 in Los Angeles. He worked on more than 80 films as art director or production designer. At the 2008 Academy Awards, he received a special Oscar for his life's work in art direction.

Thomas C. Peebles, 89, whose D in college biology belied a keen aptitude for medical research that led him to make landmark scientific advances — including identifying the virus that causes measles — died July 8 at his home in Port Charlotte.

Robert Chanock, 86, an internationally renowned virologist who identified a pathogen that infects the majority of infants and is the most common cause of life-threatening pneumonia in premature babies, died of Alzheimer's disease on July 30 in Sykesville, Md.

Suso Cecchi D'Amico, 96, a screenwriter who emerged from the male-dominated postwar Italian cinema to become a celebrated artist and contribute to such milestones as Bicycle Thieves and The Leopard, died on July 31 in Rome. She worked with some of the most renowned Italian directors, including Franco Zeffirelli, Michelangelo Antonioni and Mario Monicelli.

Sarah Carey Reilly, 71, one of the first and most prominent Washington lawyers to help open the former Soviet Union to foreign investment beginning in the 1980s by providing legal counsel for U.S. and multinational companies that wished to do business there, died of pneumonia on July 29 in Washington.

Dwight Radcliff, 55, an Air Force veteran who overcame homelessness to lead a national organization providing services for former troops facing similar obstacles, died of a heart attack July 31 in Los Angeles. As president and chief executive of United States Veterans Initiative, he helped provide job training and placement, counseling and housing to thousands of veterans and their families.

Donald P. Shiley, 90, who was the co-inventor of an artificial valve that revolutionized heart surgery and who later used his fortune to support medical research, the arts and education, died on July 31 in San Diego.

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