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  • Edward Leffingwell dies at 72; former director of the L.A. Municipal Art Gallery

    Edward Leffingwell dies at 72; former director of the L.A. Municipal Art Gallery
    Edward Leffingwell, a former director of the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery as well as a critic and curator known for his support of avant garde artists, has died in a New York City hospital after a lengthy illness. He was 72. His Aug. 5 death was...
  • Billie Letts dies at 76; author of bestseller 'Where the Heart Is'

    Best-selling author Billie Letts, whose 1995 novel "Where the Heart Is" was selected by Oprah Winfrey for her book club and then adapted into a movie, has died in Oklahoma. She was 76. Letts died Saturday in Tulsa of acute myeloid leukemia. Her...
  • Emigdio Vasquez dies at 75; prominent O.C. Chicano artist

     Emigdio Vasquez dies at 75; prominent O.C. Chicano artist
    Emigdio Vasquez, a renowned Orange County Chicano muralist and painter whose pieces captured the reality and grittiness of everyday life, has died. He was 75. Vasquez died Saturday of pneumonia at an assisted living facility in Newport Beach, his...
  • Jay Adams dies at 53; legendary skateboarder

    Jay Adams dies at 53; legendary skateboarder
    Legendary skateboarder Jay Adams, who was one of the edgy "Z-Boys" of the sport featured in the widely heralded 2001 documentary "Dogtown and Z-Boys" and portrayed in the 2005 film "Lords of Dogtown," died Friday while on an extended surf vacation in...
  • Menahem Golan dies at 85; producer of '80s action films

    Menahem Golan dies at 85; producer of '80s action films
    Producer/director Menahem Golan, whose prolific output of schlock action movies and occasional prestige projects made him a force to be dealt with in 1980s Hollywood, died Friday in Tel Aviv, according to Israeli and other news sources. He was 85....
  • Ed Nelson dies at 85; star of TV's 'Peyton Place'

    Ed Nelson, a television, stage and film actor who was one of the mainstays of the 1960s prime-time soap opera "Peyton Place," died Saturday at his home in Greensboro, N.C. He was 85. He had been in declining health with various ailments, said a...
  • George Nicholaw dies at 86; longtime general manager of radio's KNX

    George Nicholaw dies at 86; longtime general manager of radio's KNX
    George Nicholaw, the longtime general manager of KNX-AM (1070) who oversaw its rise into an award-winning, all-news giant and delivered on-air editorials that made his voice familiar to millions of Southern California listeners, died Sunday in Los...
  • Slain U.S. Maj. Gen. Harold Greene remembered for brilliance, humor

    The two-star U.S. Army general who was killed in Afghanistan in an insider attack Tuesday was a native of upstate New York who held three advanced degrees from USC and whom colleagues described as a family man and a brilliant logistician with a quick...
  • David Weidman dies at 93; artist associated with Midcentury Modernism

    David Weidman dies at 93; artist associated with Midcentury Modernism
    Artist David Weidman worked on "Mr. Magoo," "Gerald McBoing-Boing" and other animated cartoons in the 1950s and 1960s, but he was mostly a flop as a commercial artist. The thousands of silk-screen prints he made, by hand, hardly sold, even though some...
  • Robin Williams dies at 63; Oscar-winning actor, comic genius

    Robin Williams dies at 63; Oscar-winning actor, comic genius
    When Robin Williams graduated from Redwood High School in Marin County, his classmates couldn't help themselves: They voted him both "most humorous" and "least likely to succeed." He topped them. Williams became one of the world's most successful...
  • Dorothy Salisbury Davis dies at 98; brought strong women to mysteries

    Dorothy Salisbury Davis, who gained distinction as a "grand master" of mystery writing with tautly spun novels and short stories that portrayed women as strong, complex characters instead of the more usual helpless damsels and femmes fatale, died Aug. 3...