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  • 'Other' Ray Charles dies at 96; Emmy-winning composer backed Perry Como

    'Other' Ray Charles dies at 96; Emmy-winning composer backed Perry Como
    Ray Charles, an Emmy-winning choral director, lyricist and composer who worked with Perry Como for three decades, sang the theme song for the television sitcom "Three's Company" and didn't mind being known as "the other Ray Charles," died Monday at his Beverly Hills home. He was 96.
  • Waiting calmly to die

    Waiting calmly to die
    The email from a reader in Westwood was short, to the point and disturbing. "My life has been very full," wrote Polly Berger. "But now it is getting very bad, and I want to go to that other world." Berger also said she wished there were more Dr. Jack...

    Hal David dies at 91; songwriting partner of Burt Bacharach

    Hal David dies at 91; songwriting partner of Burt Bacharach
    Hal David, the renowned pop music lyricist whose prolific collaboration with composer Burt Bacharach produced a wealth of enduringly memorable hits in the 1960s and early '70s, including "Walk On By," "What the World Needs Now Is Love" and the Oscar-...

    A Tony Bennett revival? They're singing his song

    A Tony Bennett revival? They're singing his song
    By his own admission, Tony Bennett doesn't get nervous often. But he was anxious that day, more than 50 years ago, when he was filling in for Perry Como as host on the crooner's variety television show. "Como had a big orchestra and great stars," Bennett...

    Long-time CBS broadcaster Andy Rooney dead at 92

    Long-time CBS broadcaster Andy Rooney dead at 92
    Andy Rooney, whose CBS career spans the entire post-war history of network news, died Friday as a result of complications following minor surgery, the network announced. A mainstay of Sunday night viewing for millions of Americans, the 92-year-old Rooney...