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  • Buddy DeFranco dies at 91; first clarinetist to master bebop

    Buddy DeFranco dies at 91; first clarinetist to master bebop
    Buddy DeFranco, a jazz clarinetist who played with the big swing bands of Tommy Dorsey, Charlie Barnet and Gene Krupa, the Count Basie Septet and the George Shearing Trio and is considered the first player to authentically play bebop on the clarinet, has died. He was 91.
  • Peggy Stevenson dies at 90; councilwoman helped revitalize Hollywood

    Peggy Stevenson dies at 90; councilwoman helped revitalize Hollywood
    Peggy Stevenson, who spent 10 years on the Los Angeles City Council beginning in 1975, representing Hollywood and other areas, died Oct. 16 at an assisted-living facility in Fountain Valley. She was 90. The cause was heart failure, said her son, Bruce....

    Jazz Clarinet Player Buddy DeFranco Dies at 91

    Buddy DeFranco, onetime bandleader of the Glenn Miller Orchestra who played clarinet with Frank Sinatra, Billie Holiday and many others, died Wednesday in Panama City, Fla. He was 91. One of the few bebop clarinet players, he was honored as the top...

    Michael Wynn, respected college and high school coach, dies at 67

    Michael Wynn, respected college and high school coach, dies at 67
    Michael Wynn, a star football player at Evanston Township High School during the mid-1960s, played defensive end at the University of Nebraska and was drafted in the eighth round of the 1970 NFL draft by the Oakland Raiders. Injuries derailed his dreams...

    Leonard Beerman dies at 93; pacifist rabbi of L.A.'s Leo Baeck Temple

    Leonard Beerman dies at 93; pacifist rabbi of L.A.'s Leo Baeck Temple
    Leonard Beerman, founding rabbi of the Westside's Leo Baeck Temple and a pacifist who often stoked anger with his vocal criticism of Israel, died Wednesday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He was 93. The cause was congestive heart failure, said his wife,...