EVA LE GALLIENNE, 92, a pioneering actress, director and producer whose career in the American theater spanned eight decades, died Monday in Weston, Conn., of heart failure. She is credited with opening the first successful American theater company, the Civic Repertory Theater, in 1926. In 1975, she starred as Fanny Cavendish in a Broadway revival of The Royal Family. She wrote two autobiographies, At 33 in 1934, and With a Quiet Heart in 1953. She received eight honorary degrees and dozens of awards, including a special Tony award in 1964 for her work in the American theater. President Ronald Reagan presented her with a National Medal of Arts in 1986. MIRIAM PETACCI, 68, who spent a lifetime defending her sister's love for dictator Benito Mussolini, died in Rome after a long illness. The Italian news agency ANSA said the sister of Claretta Petacci died Saturday. Claretta Petacci was shot to death with Mussolini in 1945 after he was captured and tried in a summary court-martial. Miriam Petacci repeated untiringly that her sister was a woman in love and not the pet of the Fascist regime.
HORACE CALVO, 64, chief justice of the Illinois Supreme Court, died Monday in Springfield, Ill., of prostate cancer.
FRANZ SCHAFRANEK, 61, the founder and manager of Vienna's English Theater, died Tuesday in the Austrian city of an apparent heart attack. His death came a day after the theater's premiere of Love Letters, featuring Linda Gray and Larry Hagman of the Dallas television series. The many productions Mr. Schafranek staged at Vienna's first foreign language theater since 1961 included world premieres of plays by Edward Albee. The American playwright's latest, Three Tall Women, is to have its world premiere at the Vienna theater this month.
ANTHONY PAPP, 29, a jewelry and metal artist who was the son of New York theater producer Joseph Papp, died Saturday of AIDS, the family said.
IOAN TIPU, 53, Romania's agriculture minister, died Monday in Bucharest as he was being taken to a hospital with a bleeding ulcer.
DINESH GOSWAMI, 57, a former Indian law minister and the leading spokesman for the National Front government under V.P. Singh, was killed in a car accident in northeastern India, news reports said Monday. He rose to national prominence as a spokesman for Singh, who defeated the Congress Party under Rajiv Gandhi in the 1989 elections.
STANLEY MOONEYHAM, 65, a minister who promoted worldwide poverty relief programs that raised millions of dollars in aid for developing countries, died Monday in Los Angeles of kidney failure. He served from 1969 to 1982 as president of World Vision, leading major relief efforts for the Monrovia, Calif.-based relief agency in Nicaragua, Somalia, Ethiopia, and several other countries. Before joining World Vision, he was special assistant to the Rev. Billy Graham, helping coordinate congresses on evangelism in Berlin in 1966 and Singapore in 1968. He was ordained as a Free Will Baptist minister in 1949 and led the National Association of Free Will Baptists from 1962 to 1965.
GUY T.O. HOLLYDAY, 98, commissioner of the Federal Housing Administration in 1953 and 1954, died Friday in Baltimore of pneumonia.
DORIS MALKIN CURTIS, 77, president of the 17,000-member Geological Society of America since October, died May 26 in Houston of pneumonia. A Rice University professor, she worked for Shell Oil as a geologist from 1942 to 1979, when she opened a consulting firm in Houston.