| Jan 16, 2014
| 2:48 PM
Ruth Robinson Duccini, one of the last members of the troupe of diminutive actors who played Munchkins in the 1939 film classic "The Wizard of Oz," died Thursday after a brief illness at a hospice in Las Vegas, said her son, Fred Duccini. She was 95....
| Jan 17, 2014
| 12:30 AM
Indian actress Suchitra Sen, who starred in such iconic films as "Devdas" opposite Dilip Kumar, and "Aandhi," died Thursday in Kolkota, India. She was 82 and had been suffering from respiratory problems for some time.
Sen, known as the "Greta Garbo of...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 5:07 PM
Guitarist Jim Hall, an understated yet profoundly influential presence on jazz guitar, died in his sleep Tuesday morning at his New York City home. He was 83.
Hall, whose career began in the '50s as part of the West Coast jazz scene with Jimmy Giuffre...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 1:10 PM
Mikhail Kalashnikov denied throughout his long life that he bore any responsibility for the millions of deaths caused by his namesake invention, the 100 million-plus AK-47 assault rifles that have been the weapon of choice for guerrillas, terrorists and...
| Jan 1, 2014
| 11:35 AM
Ariel Sharon, the Israeli general and statesman who parlayed his legendary military achievements into a long, tumultuous political career that culminated in his 2001 election as prime minister, has died. He was 85.
The charismatic and controversial...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 4:06 PM
Country singer Ray Price, whose propulsive 1956 hit “Crazy Arms” helped revolutionize the sound of country music in the 1950s, died Monday at his home in Mount Pleasant, Texas, following a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 87.
| Jan 9, 2014
| 12:41 PM
Amiri Baraka died Thursday after weeks of failing health, a family spokeperson confirmed. He was 79.
A playwright, poet, critic and activist, Baraka was one of the most prominent and controversial African American voices in the world of American...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 12:42 PM
Thomas V. Jones, a legendary risk-taker whose gambles paid off when Northrop Grumman rose to the top ranks of the defense industry during the Cold War, has died. He was 93.
Jones died Tuesday of pulmonary fibrosis, his family announced.
| Jan 6, 2014
| 11:07 PM
Hong Kong film magnate Run Run Shaw, who built the Shaw Bros. studio into the largest in Asia in the 1960s and ’70s, popularized the kung fu genre around the world and later became a major philanthropist, died Tuesday at 106.
| Dec 15, 2013
| 7:33 PM
Joan Fontaine, the coolly beautiful 1940s actress who won an Academy Award for her role in Alfred Hitchcock's "Suspicion" and who became almost as well-known for her lifelong feud with her famous older sister, Olivia de Havilland, died Sunday. She was 96....
| Jan 4, 2014
| 10:32 AM
Saul Zaentz, the fiesty music industry executive turned independent movie producer who won three best-picture Academy Awards in three different decades has died. He was 92.
Zaentz died Friday at his home San Francisco from complications of Alzheimer'...