| Sep 28, 2013
| 4:49 PM
John Calvert, a Hollywood illusionist whose magic tricks won him numerous fans as well as several film roles, including three movies during the 1940s in which he played the detective known as the Falcon, has died. He was 102.
Calvert died Friday in...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 2:07 PM
At least 200,000 deaths due to heart disease and stroke can be prevented each year by quitting smoking, controlling blood pressure and cholesterol, and taking aspirin when recommended by a physician, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 3:29 PM
TORONTO -- It was a bittersweet first screening of Nicole Holofcener's "Enough Said" this afternoon at the Toronto International Film Festival. The writer/director's new relationship film, a fine one, stars James Gandolfini in his final turn, a fine one...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 10:00 AM
"Glee" fans may appreciate the special tribute to the late star Cory Monteith at the Emmys on Sunday, but at least one group isn't so happy.
That would be the family of Jack Klugman, the actor who starred in two big 1970s hits, "The Odd Couple" and...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 9:38 PM
Joy Covey, who helped take Amazon.com Inc. public as the Internet retailer’s chief financial officer, died Wednesday when her bicycle collided with a van on a downhill stretch of road in San Mateo County. She was 50.
Covey was riding her...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 6:01 PM
Choreographer and dance instructor Patsy Swayze, who trained her late actor son Patrick Swayze on his way to "Dirty Dancing" fame, has died. She was 86.
Swayze died Monday evening at her home in Simi Valley, said publicist Annett Wolf. A cause of death...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 9:20 AM
Les Plesko, an author and well-regarded instructor in creative writing, died Monday in Venice. Plesko taught at UCLA Extension, where he was a recipient of the Outstanding Instructor Award in Creative Writing.
The L.A. County coroner told City News...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 11:17 AM
Eiji Toyoda, a family scion who spearheaded Toyota Motor Corp.'s aggressive push into the U.S. auto market, has died. He was 100.
Toyoda, a cousin of the Japanese automaker's founder Kiichiro Toyoda, died of heart failure Tuesday at Toyota Memorial...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 9:12 PM
Rabbi Philip Berg, the founder of the Kabbalah Centre, which attracted celebrity followers and controversy with its New Age and financially lucrative presentation of ancient Jewish mysticism, has died.
The Los Angeles-based spiritual organization...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 1:59 PM
Ray Dolby, the inventor and engineer who founded Dolby Laboratories and pioneered noise-reducing and surround-sound technology widely used in the film and recording industries, has died in San Francisco at 80, the company announced Thursday.
| Sep 11, 2013
| 1:24 PM
Saul Landau, a writer and filmmaker best known for documentaries "Fidel" and "Paul Jacobs and the Nuclear Gang," died Monday. He was 77.
In a prolific career that spanned nearly 50 years, Landau wrote 14 books, directed or produced 10 film and...