PASSINGS: Ian Carmichael, Judith Paige Mitchell

Ian Carmichael, a British comic actor who starred in the 1959 film "I'm All Right Jack" and played Bertie Wooster and Lord Peter Wimsey on television, died Feb. 5 at his home in northern England, his family said. The cause of death was not announced. He was 89.

Judith Paige Mitchell, 77, a New Orleans-born novelist who explored Southern themes in "A Wilderness of Monkeys," "Love Is Not a Safe Country" and "The Covenant" and who later became a writer and executive producer on TV movies, miniseries and episodic series, notably "The Client," died Wednesday at her home in Los Angeles, family spokesman Mark Bisgeier said. She had cancer.

-- times staff and wire reports

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