| Jan 26, 2013
| 12:19 PM
"It's me and Burt against the world."
-- Linda Pugach, 2007
With those words, Linda Pugach explained, perhaps as well as anyone could, an unfathomable chain of events.
PHOTOS: Linda Pugach | 1937 - 2013
In 1959, she was Linda Riss, a 22-year-old dark-...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 5:47 PM
Stage producer and philanthropist
Martin Richards, 80, a prominent stage producer who won an Oscar for producing the 2002 film "Chicago" decades after bringing it to Broadway, died Monday after a battle with cancer, said his publicist,...
| Feb 21, 2013
Robert C. Richardson
Won Nobel Prize for physics in 1996
Robert C. Richardson, 75, a Cornell University professor who shared a Nobel Prize for a key discovery in experimental physics, died Tuesday in Ithaca, N.Y., from complications of a heart attack,...
| Nov 10, 2012
Wallace L.W. Sargent, a Caltech astrophysicist known for his observations of black holes, quasars and other celestial objects at the farthest reaches of the universe, died Oct. 29 at the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center in Los Angeles, according...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 8:08 PM
Mark Saylor, a former Los Angeles Times editor who oversaw a Pulitzer Prize-winning series of articles on corruption in the entertainment industry, died Friday of cancer at his Pasadena home, his wife said. He was 58.
Saylor, who was also a nationally...
| Feb 16, 2013
Constitutional law expert and liberal scholar
Ronald Dworkin, 81, an American philosopher, constitutional law expert and liberal scholar who argued that the law should be founded on moral integrity, died Thursday of leukemia in London,...
| Feb 14, 2013
Former editor of the Los Angeles Times magazine
Michael Parrish, 67, who oversaw the reinvention of the Sunday magazine in the Los Angeles Times in the mid-1980s, died Friday of liver failure while under hospice care in the Los Angeles...
| Sep 6, 2012
Joe South, a versatile singer-songwriter who penned "Games People Play," "Down in the Boondocks" and other pop-rock hits in the 1960s and '70s, has died. He was 72.
South died Wednesday at his home in Buford, Ga., northeast of Atlanta, said Butch Lowery,...
| Oct 5, 2012
Big Jim Sullivan, 71, an acclaimed session guitarist who played on dozens of rock 'n' roll and pop hits in the 1960s and '70s, died Tuesday at his home in West Sussex, England, said his wife, Norma. He suffered from heart disease and diabetes.
| Oct 24, 2012
Swami Swahananda, 91, the longtime spiritual leader of the Vedanta Society of Southern California who had previously headed the Hindu religious organization's branch in Berkeley, died Friday at Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center after a stroke,...
| Dec 27, 2012
Puppetry pioneer created 'Thunderbirds' TV show
Gerry Anderson, 83, a puppetry pioneer and creator of the British sci-fi hit "Thunderbirds" TV show, died Wednesday at a nursing home near Oxfordshire, England, after being diagnosed...