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  • Earl R. Jones, educator

    Earl R. Jones, educator
    Earl R. Jones, a retired Baltimore assistant schools superintendent, died Feb. 13 at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson of pancreatic cancer. He was 78. The son of Vanderbilt Jones and Nanny Cobb Jones, Earl Roger Jones was born and raised in Donora, Pa.,...
  • Former NBA star Jerome Kersey, onetime Laker, dies at 52

    Former NBA standout Jerome Kersey died Wednesday at age 52 in Oregon from a blood clot that traveled from his left calf to his left lung, the state medical examiner said. The versatile small forward spent his first 11 professional seasons with the...
  • Movita Castaneda dies at 98; film actress was Marlon Brando's second wife

    Movita Castaneda dies at 98; film actress was Marlon Brando's second wife
    Movita Castaneda, a movie actress who married Marlon Brando in 1960 and had two children with him, has died in a Los Angeles rehabilitation center. She was believed to be 98. Her death Thursday came after hospitalization for a neck injury, said...
  • Joe Langdell dies at 100; survived Pearl Harbor attack on the Arizona

    Joe Langdell dies at 100; survived Pearl Harbor attack on the Arizona
    Retired Navy Lt. Cmdr. Joe Langdell, nearly the last witness to one of the most devastating events in American military history — the 1941 bombing of the battleship Arizona at Pearl Harbor, has died. He was 100 and the oldest survivor of the Arizona...
  • Leon Kent, who stopped a line of tanks at Battle of the Bulge, dies at 99

    Leon Kent, who stopped a line of tanks at Battle of the Bulge, dies at 99
    In the first desperate hours of the Battle of the Bulge in December 1944, a young Army lieutenant was given an order that seemed impossible: stop a fast-moving column of German tanks from advancing. The three soldiers assigned to the lieutenant were not...
  • Former Towson men's basketball coach Terry Truax dies at 70

    Former Towson men's basketball coach Terry Truax dies at 70
    Terry Truax, the coach who led the Towson men’s basketball team to its only NCAA tournament appearances in 1990 and 1991, died Monday night at Fairfax (Va.) Hospital after suffering a stroke. A resident of Chantilly, Va., Truax was 70. Towson's...
  • 'Laugh-In' announcer, voiceover vet Gary Owens dies at 80

    Gary Owens, the droll, mellifluous-voiced announcer on "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In" and a familiar part of radio, TV and movies for more than six decades, has died. He was 80. The veteran voiceover star died Thursday at his Los Angeles-area home, his son,...
  • 'It's My Party' singer-songwriter Lesley Gore dies at 68

    Singer-songwriter Lesley Gore, who topped the charts in 1963 at age 16 with her epic song of teenage angst, "It's My Party," and followed it up with the hits "Judy's Turn to Cry," and the feminist anthem "You Don't Own Me," died Monday. She was 68....
  • Movita Castaneda, actress who married Marlon Brando, dies

    Movita Castaneda, the dark-haired actress who met Marlon Brando on a movie set and later married him and had two of his children, has died. Barbara Sternig, a family friend, says Castaneda died Thursday at a Los Angeles rehabilitation center after...
  • Sam Andrew, guitar player with Janis Joplin, dies at 73

    Sam Andrew was playing guitar with the San Francisco rock band Big Brother and the Holding Company in 1966 when the group's manager brought an unknown singer to a rehearsal. "She walked in one day and started singing some songs," Andrew said in a 2012...
  • Lorena Rojas dies at 44; Mexican TV and movie actress

    Lorena Rojas dies at 44; Mexican TV and movie actress
    Lorena Rojas, a popular Mexican soap opera and movie actress, died of cancer Monday in Miami. She was 44. Latin World Entertainment talent agency announced her death. She had battled cancer since 2008. The Mexico City-born actress began her career...