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  • George Wentzlaff dies at age 69; former child star stole scenes from Grant, Monroe

    Child actor George Wentzlaff, whose stage name was George Winslow, could steal movie scenes from the best of them. With his deadpan delivery and prematurely baritone voice, he got big laughs from audiences as he played opposite stars such as Cary Grant,...
  • Nicholas Winton dies; saved more than 650 Jewish children from Holocaust

    Nicholas Winton dies; saved more than 650 Jewish children from Holocaust
    Nicholas Winton, a humanitarian who almost single-handedly saved more than 650 Jewish children from the Holocaust, earning himself the label "Britain's Schindler," has died. He was 106. Son-in-law Stephen Watson said Winton died on Wednesday. The...
  • Susan Ahn Cuddy dies at 100; pioneering Korean American in U.S. military

     Susan Ahn Cuddy dies at 100; pioneering Korean American in U.S. military
    In her final weeks, Susan Ahn Cuddy kept her calendar full, as always — she attended fundraisers, participated in U.S. military events and even led a "survivor's lap" at an American Cancer Society Relay for Life, pushed around the running track in...
  • Nicholas Winton, savior of Jewish children, dies at 106

    He was just a 29-year-old clerk at the London Stock Exchange when he faced the challenge of a lifetime. Traveling with a friend to Czechoslovakia in 1938, as the drums of impending war echoed around Europe, Nicholas Winton was hit by a key realization....
  • Jack Carter, stand-up comic and actor, dies at 93

     Jack Carter, stand-up comic and actor, dies at 93
    Jack Carter, the brash stand-up comic who was considered one of America's "rising young comedians" during television's pioneer days in the late 1940s and became a familiar face on TV variety shows in the '50s and '60s, has died. He was 93. Carter, whose...
  • Brian Henderson dies at 77; USC cancer expert, medical school dean

    Brian E. Henderson, a cancer researcher and former dean of USC's Keck School of Medicine, died earlier this month at his home in San Marino. He was 77. Henderson died June 20 after a battle with lung cancer, school officials said. Henderson served...
  • William Pajaud dies at 89; watercolorist amassed prominent collection of African American art

    William Pajaud dies at 89; watercolorist amassed prominent collection of African American art
    Artist William Pajaud was a highly respected watercolorist, but he was better known for collecting the works of others. Over more than 20 years — and on a shoestring budget — he painstakingly put together one of the most prominent...
  • Marjorie Nystrom, teacher, dies at 74

     Marjorie Nystrom, teacher, dies at 74
    Marjorie Esther Nystrom taught biology and ecology for more than 30 years at high schools in Lombard and Glen Ellyn. "She loved biology, but she loved working with kids even more," said Chris Schwarz, a retired Glenbard East High School biology teacher....
  • Frances Kroll Ring dies at 99; secretary and assistant to author F. Scott Fitzgerald

    Frances Kroll Ring dies at 99; secretary and assistant to author F. Scott Fitzgerald
    At the end of a busy day, Frances Kroll Ring, then in her early 20s, wrote a jokey note to her boss: "I squeezed the oranges, boiled the coffee, laid the eggs, typed the story, put out the cat, started the dogs howling and I'm off to the city. Hope you...
  • Patrick Macnee dies at 93; dapper John Steed in TV's 'The Avengers'

    Patrick Macnee dies at 93; dapper John Steed in TV's 'The Avengers'
    He played the urbane John Steed, the bowler hat-wearing, umbrella-carrying British secret agent who fought and matched wits with assorted scoundrels with the help of a succession of smart, tough and sexy female partners. Patrick Macnee, 93, the...
  • Lennox Tierney dies at 101; advocate for Asian art in Southland

     Lennox Tierney dies at 101; advocate for Asian art in Southland
    Lennox Tierney was trying to save a historic 1925 museum building when he stood in front of Pasadena city officials in 1968 and made a telling prediction. The coming century, he explained to city leaders, would emphasize the Pacific. The old...