| Sep 18, 2013
| 12:49 PM
Dr. Jocelyn A. Farrar, who realized a childhood dream of becoming a nurse and then spent nearly four decades in the field, died Saturday of mesothelioma at a second home in Isle of Palms, S.C. The longtime Mount Airy resident was 61.
"She was a nurse's...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 9:20 AM
Les Plesko, an author and well-regarded instructor in creative writing, died Monday in Venice. Plesko taught at UCLA Extension, where he was a recipient of the Outstanding Instructor Award in Creative Writing.
The L.A. County coroner told City News...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 7:42 PM
If proof was needed that opposites attract, the loves of Carolyn Cassady's life would more than make the case.
The daughter of a biochemistry professor and an English teacher with strict, Victorian values, she grew up in the 1940s envisioning a...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 11:17 AM
Eiji Toyoda, a family scion who spearheaded Toyota Motor Corp.'s aggressive push into the U.S. auto market, has died. He was 100.
Toyoda, a cousin of the Japanese automaker's founder Kiichiro Toyoda, died of heart failure Tuesday at Toyota Memorial...
| Oct 19, 2013
| 5:59 PM
The up-and-coming stars sat in a circle at Motown headquarters, staring in disbelief at the stylish woman who was lecturing them like a small, chic drill sergeant.
"Do not confuse me with your mother," she told the Supremes, the Temptations, the...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 8:30 PM
Patsy Nanny Myers, an attorney who was married to publicist Julian Myers for 43 years and was often involved in his work, died of a stroke on Oct. 12. She was 83.
The couple (pictured above) were devotees of the Hollywood social scene, but in her day job...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 4:33 PM
As audiences flock to see "Gravity," it is a reminder of the eternal wonders of space travel and the longing that deeper mysteries may be answered from the other side of the Earth's atmosphere. The news Thursday of the death of Scott Carpenter, one of the...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 9:02 AM
Stanley Kauffmann, the longtime film and theater critic of The New Republic who in the 20th century helped define movie reviews as an intellectual form, has died. He was 97.
Kauffmann died from complications of pneumonia in New York. A tribute will be...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 4:48 PM
When the topic of the Pogues comes up in casual conversation, the first thought isn’t necessarily the sound of their guitars. More likely it has something to do with singer Shane MacGowan’s sneering voice, the driving accordion, the whistle...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 10:12 AM
"Today" has lost its biggest fan: Linny Boyette, who made the trek to Rockefeller Plaza to join the show's live audience nearly every weekday for the past 20 years, died Sunday due to complications from a heart attack. He was 71, according to "Today."...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 5:45 AM
JERUSALEM -- Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, one of Israel's most influential religious and political leaders, died Monday at age 93.
In recent weeks, the aging rabbi had hospitalized for a series of medical conditions including back surgery, respiratory problems...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 7:14 PM
Singer Jackie Lomax will perhaps be most remembered for what didn't happen during his long career.
Despite several brushes with fame — and solo recordings featuring no less than Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton and...