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  • PASSINGS: Gerry Anderson, Frank Calabrese Sr.

    Gerry Anderson 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...
  • PASSINGS: Jim Sweeney, Ira Rubin, Guy Tozzoli

    Jim Sweeney Coach transformed Fresno State football Jim Sweeney, 83, who called Fresno State "a sleeping giant" when he arrived as its football coach in 1976 and then awakened the university — and the region — with 19 years of...
  • Carmen H. Warschaw dies at 95; key Democratic figure in L.A.

    Carmen H. Warschaw dies at 95; key Democratic figure in L.A.
    Carmen H. Warschaw, a prominent Democratic Party figure in Los Angeles and California for decades who was also a generous donor to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and USC, has died. She was 95. Warschaw died Nov. 6 of natural causes at Cedars-Sinai in Los...
  • Essie Mae Washington-Williams dies at 87; black daughter of segregationist Strom Thurmond

    Essie Mae Washington-Williams dies at 87; black daughter of segregationist Strom Thurmond
    A week before Christmas in 2003, a retired Los Angeles schoolteacher stood before a phalanx of news cameras and 250 reporters in a South Carolina ballroom and declared, "I am Essie Mae Washington-Williams, and at last I am completely free." After more...
  • PASSINGS: Ned Wertimer

    PASSINGS: Ned Wertimer
    Ned Wertimer, 89, an actor who played Ralph the doorman on all 11 seasons of the CBS sitcom "The Jeffersons," died Jan. 2 at a Valley Village nursing home of complications from a fall at his Burbank home in November, said his manager, Brad Lemack....
  • PASSINGS: Fyodor Khitruk, James R. Whelan, Arthur Chaskalson

    PASSINGS: Fyodor Khitruk, James R. Whelan, Arthur Chaskalson
    Fyodor Khitruk Animated Soviet version of 'Winnie the Pooh' Fyodor Khitruk, 95, a prominent Russian animator and director who created the Soviet Union's cartoon version of A.A. Milne's classic Winnie the Pooh stories, died Monday in Moscow,...
  • George Whitmore Jr. dies at 68; exonerated in three N.Y. murders

    George Whitmore Jr. dies at 68; exonerated in three N.Y. murders
    In the city of New York, in 1964, a destitute young black man named George Whitmore Jr. confessed to three murders he did not commit. "I didn't do it, but they wouldn't believe me," Whitmore, then a 50-year-old handyman, told New York Newsday in 1995....
  • Phillip L. Williams dies at 90; senior executive with Times Mirror Co.

    Phillip L. Williams, a retired senior executive for Times Mirror Co. who served on its board of directors from 1985 until his retirement in 1993, died Nov. 18 at St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica after suffering a heart attack, his family said. The...
  • PASSINGS: Robert Morgan Fink, Gene Vollnogle, Dorothy McGuire Williamson

    Robert Morgan Fink Biochemist at UCLA Robert Morgan Fink, 96, a retired UCLA biochemistry professor whose groundbreaking research with his biochemist wife included developing a new technique in the late 1940s to study the thyroid, died Wednesday of...
  • PASSINGS: Ron Taylor, Mario Armond Zamparelli, Anne Shaw Price

    PASSINGS: Ron Taylor, Mario Armond Zamparelli, Anne Shaw Price
    Ron Taylor Filmed shark for 'Jaws' Ron Taylor, 78, an Australian marine conservationist who helped film some of the dramatic underwater footage used in the classic shark thriller "Jaws," died Sunday at a Sydney hospital after battling leukemia....
  • Zhuang Zedong dies at 72; helped get 'pingpong diplomacy' rolling

    It might have been a chance meeting or a cunning act of propaganda, but the encounter more than 40 years ago between two pingpong champions — one Chinese, the other American — launched what President Nixon would call "the week that changed the...