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  • Lauren Bacall, who taught Humphrey Bogart how to whistle, dies at 89

    Lauren Bacall, who taught Humphrey Bogart how to whistle, dies at 89
    At 19, Lauren Bacall was living every red-blooded American woman's dream: Humphrey Bogart was standing inches from her, waiting for her to speak. They were shooting a crucial scene in director Howard Hawks' 1944 wartime drama "To Have and Have Not," but...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Don Pardo dies at 96; 'Saturday Night Live' announcer

    Don Pardo, the legendary NBC announcer whose deep, resonant voice was heard for more than three decades on "Saturday Night Live," has died. He was 96. Pardo died Monday evening, according to NBC spokesman Rich Licata. The cause was not given, but...
  • 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...
  • PASSINGS: George W. Hilton

    PASSINGS: George W. Hilton
      George W. Hilton UCLA professor chronicled railroad and shipping history George W. Hilton, 89, a retired UCLA professor, author and transportation economist known for his study of railroads and shipping, died Aug. 4 of heart failure in Columbia,...
  • Victoria F. Gelfman, Howard prosecutor, dies

    Victoria F. Gelfman, Howard prosecutor, dies
    Victoria F. "Vickie" Gelfman, a prosecutor in the Howard County state's attorney's office whose blog posts about her struggle with acute myeloid leukemia served as an inspiration to others, died Friday of the disease at Johns Hopkins Hospital. The...