| 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...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 5:34 PM
Phil Everly, who with his brother, Don, made up the most revered vocal duo of the rock-music era, their exquisite harmonies profoundly influencing the Beatles, the Beach Boys, the Byrds and countless younger-generation rock, folk and country singers, died...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 12:33 PM
Actor Russell Johnson, 89, who played the brainy Professor in nearly 100 episodes of the 1960s classic TV comedy series "Gilligan's Island," died Thursday morning at his home in Washington state.
He died peacefully in his sleep of natural causes, said...
| 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 22, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Joseph T. Naar, a former William Morris agent who went to produce blaxploitation vampire pics "Blacula" and "Scream Blacula Scream," as well as TV series "Starsky and Hutch," died January 17. He was 88.
At WMA, after Naar was fast-tracked through the...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Marie Ann Vos believed every child should have the opportunity to feel the joy of performing music, a passion she developed as a youngster and later while playing with her high school band in Minnesota.
A longtime resident of Crystal Lake, Mrs. Vos...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 2:02 PM
Ed Hookstratten, a lawyer and agent to the stars whose clients spanned the news, entertainment and sports world, died at his Beverly Hills home Wednesday from complications related to congestive heart failure. He was 83.
Known as "The Hook,"...
| 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...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 9:39 AM
MOSCOW -- Weapons designer Mikhail Kalashnikov, whose eponymous assault rifle changed the face of international conflict, died Monday at a clinic in central Russia. He was 94.
The creator of the legendary AK-47, which became widely known as the...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 1:22 PM
A producer of the popular 1990s television show "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" was found dead in Hermosa Beach earlier this week.
The body of Jeffrey Ian Pollack, also the writer-director of "Above the Rim" and director of "Booty Call," was found...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 12:14 PM
Frédéric Back, 89, who won two Oscars for his poignant animated short films, died Tuesday morning at home in Montreal, said his daughter, Suzel Back-Drapeau. The cause was cancer.
A beloved figure in the world of animation, Back was nominated for four...