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  • Lorenzo Semple Jr. dies at 91; successful Hollywood screenwriter in 1970s and '80s

    Lorenzo Semple Jr. dies at 91; successful Hollywood screenwriter in 1970s and '80s
    Lorenzo Semple Jr. was one of the hottest screenwriters in Hollywood in the 1970s and '80s, working on star-studded films such as "Papillon," with Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman; "Three Days of the Condor," headlined by Robert Redford; and "Never Say...
  • David Koff dies at 74; filmmaker and activist took on L.A.'s Belmont Learning Complex

    David Koff dies at 74; filmmaker and activist took on L.A.'s Belmont Learning Complex
    David Koff, a filmmaker and union activist whose investigation of a campus construction project profoundly changed the Los Angeles school system, has died. He was 74. He committed suicide March 6 in Hastings, N.Y., his family said. Koff was the...
  • Med Flory dies at 87; alto saxophonist and actor founded Grammy-winning jazz group Supersax

    Med Flory dies at 87; alto saxophonist and actor founded Grammy-winning jazz group Supersax
    Med Flory, an alto saxophonist and founder of the Grammy-winning jazz group Supersax in addition to being an actor who appeared on numerous TV series, has died. He was 87. His son, Rex, who cared for his father during several years of heart maladies,...
  • James Schlesinger dies at 85; former Defense secretary and CIA chief

    James Schlesinger dies at 85; former Defense secretary and CIA chief
    James R. Schlesinger, the hawkish and sometimes overbearingly erudite conservative whose controversial Washington career included serving as U.S. secretary of Defense under Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford before becoming the nation's first Energy...
  • Manchester's Peg Utting, Supporter Of Charitable Causes, Dies At 98

    Margaret "Peg" Utting, who supported many causes and believed in preserving the environment, died March 23. She was 98. Utting was born in East Hartford and lived in Manchester for 74 years. She was married to the late Charles Utting and had three...
  • Murray Weidenbaum dies at 87; economic advisor to Reagan

    Murray Weidenbaum taught students at Washington University in St. Louis and presidents in the White House that government should get out of the way and let people and businesses work as hard as they can to achieve as much as they can. He preached...
  • Ralph Wilson dies at 95; founder of Buffalo Bills

    Ralph Wilson, who founded the Buffalo Bills with a $25,000 investment in 1959 and turned the team into western New York's defining institution, died Tuesday after years of failing health. He was 95. Wilson was surrounded by his family when he died at...
  • Nanda, Yesteryear Bollywood Actress, Dies at 75

    Former Bollywood leading lady Nanda died March 25 in the Mumbai, India, suburb of Andheri. She was 75. The star of such 1960s hits as "Jab jab phool khile," "Gumnaam," "Teen deviyan" and "The Train," was not known to have been ailing. Family members said...
  • Patrice Wymore Flynn dies at 87; actress, widow of Errol Flynn

    Patrice Wymore Flynn, a film and television actress who appeared opposite Frank Sinatra in the original "Ocean's Eleven" but earned wider notice for her real-life role as the last wife of matinee idol Errol Flynn died Saturday at her home in Portland,...
  • PASSINGS: Dave Brockie, John V. 'Jack' Foley

    PASSINGS: Dave Brockie, John V. 'Jack' Foley
    Dave Brockie Frontman for heavy metal GWAR Dave Brockie, 50, who as "Oderus Urungus" fronted the alien-costumed heavy metal band GWAR during graphic and fake-blood-soaked stage shows for more than three decades, was found dead Sunday evening at his...
  • Jackie Gaughan dies at 93; pioneer of Vegas casino industry

    Downtown Las Vegas knew him as the guy who wore wacky ties and kept his pockets stuffed with coupons for a free lunch at El Cortez Hotel and Casino. When he met someone new, he handed them a "fun book," as the vouchers are sometimes called, and introduced...