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  • 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-...
  • Paul Bacon dies at 91; he revolutionized the design of book covers

    Paul Bacon dies at 91; he revolutionized the design of book covers
    Paul Bacon's name may be unfamiliar, but anyone who has browsed the bestseller racks over the last 60 years knows his work. If a book cover is a canvas, Bacon was its Matisse or Dali, who used minimal imagery and bold lettering to sell such iconic...
  • '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...
  • 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...
  • Henry Riggs dies at 80; former president of Harvey Mudd and Keck Graduate Institute

    Henry Riggs dies at 80; former president of Harvey Mudd and Keck Graduate Institute
    Henry E. Riggs, a former president of Harvey Mudd College in Claremont and founding president of the Keck Graduate Institute of Applied Life Sciences, has died. He was 80. Riggs, an early electronics executive in what became Silicon Valley, died June 10...
  • Miguel Facusse dies at 90; colorful, ruthless Honduran tycoon

    Miguel Facusse dies at 90; colorful, ruthless Honduran tycoon
    Miguel Facusse, an old-school tycoon and one of the richest men in Honduras, felt extremely comfortable in his powerful skin. So much so that his aides left him alone for nearly six hours with a Los Angeles Times reporter for a wide-ranging interview in...
  • Edna Anderson-Owens, assistant to Berry Gordy, dies at 76

    Edna Anderson-Owens, assistant to Berry Gordy, dies at 76
    Edna Anderson-Owens, the longtime assistant to Motown founder Berry Gordy, has died. She was 76. A Gordy confidant portrayed in the Broadway show "Motown: The Musical," Anderson-Owens died June 13 at a Los Angeles hospital after complications with her...
  • Gunther Schuller dies at 89; fused classical, jazz in 'Third Stream'

     Gunther Schuller dies at 89; fused classical, jazz in 'Third Stream'
    Gunther Schuller had played for classical great Arturo Toscanini, but he also recorded with jazz icon Miles Davis. So he was uniquely qualified when, in 1957, he began to advocate the marriage of the two musical traditions. The initial reaction was...
  • Charles F. Eck Jr., businessman

    Charles F. Eck Jr., businessman
    Charles F. Eck Jr., former president of American Lubrication Equipment Co. who remained chairman of the company's board until his death, died Saturday at his Butler home of kidney cancer. He was 79. The son of Charles Franklin Eck, founder of the...