Milestones Nov. 17, 1997

DIED. ANTON SZANDOR LAVEY, 67, melodramatic founder of the Church of Satan who played the devil onscreen; of pulmonary edema; in San Francisco. The role stuck: LaVey kept a pet tarantula and roamed the streets in a black cape.

DIED. BARON EDMOND DE ROTHSCHILD, 71, banker-benefactor; of emphysema; in Geneva. The scion of the banking dynasty oversaw operations in Paris and Geneva and gave away much of what he made, most often to Israel.

DIED. SIR ISAIAH BERLIN, 88, British historian-philosopher of awesome erudition; in Oxford, England. The son of a Jewish timber merchant, Berlin became one of Oxford University's most...

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