Obituaries of note: Bryan Forbes, film director, and Dean Jeffries, auto customizer

May 12, 2013 7:01 AM

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Bryan Forbes, 86, a British film director whose work includes the 1975 horror classic “The Stepford Wives,” died at his home in Surrey, England. A family spokesman confirmed the death but provided no other details.

Mr. Forbes was born John Theobald Clarke in London and began his film career as an actor. He changed his name to Bryan Forbes to avoid confusion with another actor.

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