DIED Because of hundreds of roles in TV, film and theater, character actor Robert Prosky, 77, had one of those "I know that guy" faces. He put it to good use with parts in the TV drama Hill Street Blues, the film Mrs. Doubtfire and the play Glengarry Glen Ross.

As the spiritual patriarch of more than 110 million members of the Russian Orthodox Church, Alexy II, 79, led his followers for 18 years. Credited with restoring the church in the post-Soviet era, he mended a rift with a rival sect established by Russians who had fled the Soviet Union for...

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