Deaths of note from around the world:
Archer King, 95: Longtime Broadway actor, producer and agent who also worked in television, credited with discovering many famous actors, including Ron Howard and James Dean. Died July 19 in Manhattan of unspecified natural causes.
William Staub, 96: Mechanical engineer who developed the first commercially successful treadmill for home use, the Pacemaster 600, in the late 1960s. Died July 19 in Clifton, N.J.
Anne Curtis, 86: Olympic swimmer who won two gold medals in 1948 and a record 34 national Amateur Athletic Union championships. Died June 26 at her home in San Rafael, Calif., of complications from Alzheimer’s disease.
Simon Ward, 70: British actor known for playing the title role of Winston Churchill in 1972’s “Young Winston,” among other films, as well as stage and television work. Died July 21 after an unspecified illness.
Jacqueline Piatigorsky, 100: Born into the Rothschild banking clan, she became a chess champion and organizer of chess tournaments, as well as a sculptor. Died July 15 at her home in California from complications of pneumonia.
Frank Wetzel, 90: Notorious criminal, North Carolina’s oldest prisoner and one of its longest-serving, after receiving two life sentences in 1958 for killing two police officers.