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  • Esther Gordy Edwards dies at 91; sister of Motown Records founder

    Esther Gordy Edwards dies at 91; sister of Motown Records founder
    When Berry Gordy Jr. wanted to borrow $800 from his family to found Motown Records in 1959, he knew that the most formidable resistance would come from his oldest sister, Esther. "You're 29 years old and what have you done with your life?" his sister...
  • Cookie Gilchrist dies at 75; AFL star player

    Cookie Gilchrist dies at 75; AFL star player
    Cookie Gilchrist, a bruising fullback who as one of the American Football League's first star players helped lead the Buffalo Bills to a championship in 1964, has died. He was 75. Gilchrist died Monday of cancer at an assisted living facility near...
  • Farley Granger dies at 85; handsome leading man best known for roles in Hitchcock films

    Farley Granger dies at 85; handsome leading man best known for roles in Hitchcock films
    Farley Granger, a handsome young leading man during Hollywood's post-World War II era who was best known for his starring roles in the Alfred Hitchcock suspense thrillers "Strangers on a Train" and "Rope," has died. He was 85. Granger died of natural...
  • Hideki Irabu dies at 42; former Yankee pitcher

    Hideki Irabu, a star Japanese pitcher who struggled to achieve comparable success in the United States, was found dead Wednesday in his Rancho Palos Verdes home. He was 42. Authorities are investigating his death "as an apparent suicide and hanging,"...
  • Aron Kincaid dies at 70; actor appeared in 1960s 'beach' movies

    Aron Kincaid dies at 70; actor appeared in 1960s 'beach' movies
    Aron Kincaid, an actor who appeared in 1960s "beach" movies such as "The Girls on the Beach" and "The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini" and later had careers as a model and an artist, has died. He was 70. Kincaid, who lived in Beverly Hills, died of heart-...
  • Georgia Carroll Kyser dies at 91; model, actress sang with husband's big band

    Georgia Carroll Kyser dies at 91; model, actress sang with husband's big band
    Georgia Carroll Kyser, a fashion model in the 1930s and '40s who became an actress and a singer with her husband Kay Kyser's big band, died Friday in Chapel Hill, N.C. She was 91. The cause was not revealed. Born Nov. 18, 1919, in Blooming Grove, Texas,...
  • Richard P. McKee dies at 62; open government advocate

    Richard P. McKee dies at 62; open government advocate
    Richard P. McKee, a chemistry professor who was so offended by a Glendora official's effort to thwart public comment at a meeting that he became one of California's most effective advocates for open government, died Saturday at his home in La Verne. He...
  • Mary Murphy dies at 80; small-town innocent in 'The Wild One'

    Mary Murphy dies at 80; small-town innocent in 'The Wild One'
    Mary Murphy, a film and television actress best remembered for playing the wholesome small-town girl opposite Marlon Brando's rebellious motorcycle gang leader in "The Wild One," has died. She was 80. Murphy died of heart disease May 4 at her home in...
  • David G. Sills dies at 73; presiding appellate judge in Santa Ana

    David G. Sills dies at 73; presiding appellate judge in Santa Ana
    Judge David G. Sills, presiding justice of California's 4th District Court of Appeal in Santa Ana who made significant rulings regarding surrogate parents, died Tuesday after a long illness, the court announced. He was 73. Sills was appointed presiding...
  • Chuck Tanner dies at 82; manager who led Pirates to '79 World Series comeback

    Chuck Tanner dies at 82; manager who led Pirates to '79 World Series comeback
    Chuck Tanner, the veteran manager who led the "We Are Family" Pittsburgh Pirates in 1979 to one of the greatest comebacks in World Series history, died Friday at his home in his hometown of New Castle, Pa., after a long illness. He was 82. Tanner managed...
  • Amy Winehouse dies at 27; iconoclastic British singer-songwriter

    Amy Winehouse dies at 27; iconoclastic British singer-songwriter
    British singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse was a phenomenon: a Jewish girl from a London suburb with a retro beehive, a devil-may-care attitude and a voice that channeled Aretha Franklin and Ruth Brown. Music industry figures on both sides of the Atlantic...