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  • Clark Burrus, Chicago comptroller in 1970s, dead at 86

     Clark Burrus, Chicago comptroller in 1970s, dead at 86
    Clark Burrus was rejected in his first attempt to find work at City Hall, turned down for a summer job while still in college. Mr. Burrus went on to a distinguished career in public and private spheres, serving as city comptroller in the 1970s and...
  • JoAnn Dean Killingsworth dies at 91; Disneyland's first Snow White

     JoAnn Dean Killingsworth dies at 91; Disneyland's first Snow White
    When JoAnn Dean Killingsworth picked up a gig at the grand opening of an Orange County theme park, she had no idea where Anaheim was or what Disneyland would become. Even so, she blazed a decades-long trail for more than 100 other beautiful, raven-...
  • Dick Van Patten dies at 86; 'Eight is Enough' star, pet food firm co-founder

    Dick Van Patten dies at 86; 'Eight is Enough' star, pet food firm co-founder
    Actor Dick Van Patten, best known for playing the genial dad on the "Eight is Enough" hit TV series in the 1970s and 1980s, had a long and varied career that started before he could read. He was signed to a child modeling agency at 3, was on Broadway at...
  • James Horner dies at 61; film composer won 2 Oscars, 6 Grammys

    James Horner dies at 61; film composer won 2 Oscars, 6 Grammys
    When James Horner was working on "Field of Dreams," the 1989 baseball classic starring Kevin Costner, lawyers for Universal Pictures called the composer asking him to send in the film's music. There was only one problem: Horner hadn't written any of...
  • Jim Ed Brown dies at 81; Grand Ole Opry regular had hit with 'Three Bells'

    Jim Ed Brown dies at 81; Grand Ole Opry regular had hit with 'Three Bells'
    Country music sibling act the Browns, which had some mild hits in the 1950s, was about to give up on the music business when legendary musician/producer Chet Atkins convinced the trio to give it one more try. So, the Browns — Jim Ed, Maxine and...
  • Monica Lewis dies at 93, singer, performer, voice of Chiquita Banana

    Monica Lewis dies at 93, singer, performer, voice of Chiquita Banana
    Monica Lewis, who started her singing career as a teenage fill-in for Benny Goodman and later became familiar to millions as the playful voice for Chiquita Bananas, has died at her home in Woodland Hills. Lewis died Friday of natural causes, her...
  • 'Eight Is Enough' star Dick Van Patten dies at 86

    'Eight Is Enough' star Dick Van Patten dies at 86
    Dick Van Patten, a stage and screen actor most famous for starring as loving father Tom Bradford in the television series “Eight Is Enough,” died Tuesday morning. He was 86. The actor died at St. John’s Hospital in Santa Monica of...
  • 'Eight is Enough' star Dick Van Patten dies at 86

    'Eight is Enough' star Dick Van Patten dies at 86
    Dick Van Patten, the genial, round-faced comic actor who premiered on Broadway as a child, starred on television in its infancy and then, in middle age, found lasting fame as the patriarch on TV's "Eight is Enough," has died. Van Patten died Tuesday...
  • Frances Kroll Ring dies at 99; F. Scott Fitzgerald's final secretary

    Frances Kroll Ring dies at 99; F. Scott Fitzgerald's final secretary
    Frances Kroll Ring, one of the last living links to novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald, died Thursday, her family said. She was 99 and died at home in Benedict Canyon after a short illness. Ring began working as Fitzgerald's secretary and typist in 1939, when...
  • Phil Austin, dies at 74; voice of Firesign Theatre's Nick Danger

    Phil Austin, dies at 74; voice of Firesign Theatre's Nick Danger
    In dorm rooms across the country in the late 1960s and early 1970s, sometimes through a haze of pot smoke, a recording could be heard that sounded like an old-time radio detective show mixed with Eastern mysticism. He's ready for excitement, He's...
  • James Salter dies at 90; novelist wrote 'A Sport and a Pastime'

    James Salter dies at 90; novelist wrote 'A Sport and a Pastime'
    James Salter, the prize-winning author acclaimed for his sophisticated, granular prose and sobering insights in "Light Years," "A Sport and a Pastime" and other fiction, died Friday in Sag Harbor, N.Y. He was 90. Salter's death was confirmed by Alfred...