Mark Leivdal, Jean Negulesco, Leo Ferre, Gusti Huber

Mark Leivdal, 38, freelance Hollywood photographer, died July 17 in Hermosa Beach of unreported causes.

In addition to photographing many Hollywood celebrities, Leivdal freelanced for Playboy and numerous other magazines. He also photographed the Academy Awards and Emmy Awards for Daily Variety.

Survived by his parents and a sister.

Memorial services will be held at 7:00 p.m. today at the First Presbyterian Church of Santa Monica, 1220 2nd Street, Santa Monica.

In lieu of flowers, family requests that donations in Leivdal’s name be sent to Fairlane Assembly of God, 22575 Ann Arbor Trail, Deerborn Heights, Mich. 48176.

Jean Negulesco

MARBELLA, Spain — Film director Jean Negulesco, 93, died July 18 of heart failure and will be buried Thursday here, where he lived since the late 1960s.

Negulesco was born Feb. 29, 1900, in Craiova, Romania, and came to the United States in 1927. During his career, he was also a stage director, artist and painter.

His last directing credit was “The Invisible Six” in 1970. His first movie credit was “Singapore Woman” in 1941.

Negulesco was known initially for his hard-hitting romantic melodramas, but critics disparaged much of his later work.

“How to Marry a Millionaire” came out in 1953, and “Three Coins in the Fountain” bowed the following year.

His other film credits include “The Mask of Dimitrios” and “The Conspirators” (1944), “Three Strangers” (1946), “Humoresque” (1947), “Johnny Belinda” (1948), “Three Came Home” and “The Mudlark” (1950), “Titanic” (1953), “Woman’s World” ( 1954), “Daddy Longlegs” and “The Rains of Ranchipur” (1955), “Boy on a Dolphin” (1957), “A Certain Smile” (1958), “The Best of Everything” (1959), “Jessica” ( 1962), “The Pleasure Seekers” (1964) and “Hello-Goodbye” (1970).

Leo Ferre

Leo Ferre, 76, French songwriter and performer known for his radical politics , died July 14 in Castellina, Italy, where he had lived for the last 25 years. The cause of death was not immediately known.

Ferre dominated the musical scene in France for more than 30 years with songs like “Avec le Temps” (With Time) in 1970, or “Mon General” (My General), censured in 1962 for its antimilitary message.

Ferre put into song the poems of Baudelaire, Verlaine and Rimbaud. With Charles Trenet and Georges Brassens, Ferre helped give birth to a special breed of poetic music known simply as “la chanson Francaise.”

Ferre studied law and political science before following his poetic instincts with a musical career.

He made his debut in 1946 and was immediately recognized. By 1950, he had written an operetta, “La Vie d’Artiste” (“The Life of an Artist”), then created another one, from Apollinaire’s “Chanson du Mal-Aime” (“Song of the Unloved”), performed at the Opera of Monte Carlo.

Gusti Huber

Gusti Huber, 78, popular Viennese actress before World War II who continued her career in the U.S., died on July 12 in Mount Kisco, N.Y., of heart failure.

Best known for her portrayal of Edith Frank in the Broadway production of “The Diary of Anne Frank,” she reprised her role in George Steven’s 1959 film version.

She began her acting career in 1929 while still a student at the Academy for Music and Representative Art in Vienna when she performed at the Deutsches Volkstheatre. She later appeared in both Austrian and German films during and until the end of World War II in Europe. She immigrated to the United States in 1945.

She appeared in numerous television shows including “Playhouse 90,””Studio One,””Philco Theater,””Robert Montgomery Theater” and “The Armstrong Hour.”

Survived by her husband, Joseph Besch; three daughters, actress Bibi Besch, Drea Gillogly, CBS television marketing executive, and Chris MacDonald; a son, Andrew Besch, a USA Network marketing exec; four grandchildren including actress Samantha Mathis.

The family requests that donations in Huber’s name be made to the World Wildlife Fund.

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