| Oct 17, 2010
Barbara Billingsley, who played June Cleaver, the quintessential 1950s sitcom mom on "Leave It to Beaver," and later did a memorable send-up of her white-bread image playing the "jive-talking" passenger in the hit comedy "Airplane!," has died. She was 94....
| Aug 22, 2010
Nancy Freedman, a novelist whose wide-ranging books include the bestselling "Mrs. Mike," co-written with her husband, has died. She was 90.
Freedman died Aug. 10 of temporal arteritis, an autoimmune inflammatory disease of the arterial vascular system,...
| Oct 26, 2010
Alexander Anderson Jr., a pioneer television cartoonist who created the landmark duo of Crusader Rabbit and Rags the Tiger and two of TV's most enduring characters, Rocky and Bullwinkle, has died. He was 90.
Anderson, a longtime resident of Pebble...
| Jul 25, 2010
Peter Fernandez, who helped introduce the U.S. to Japanese animation in the 1960s by adapting the series "Speed Racer" for American audiences, has died. He was 83.
Fernandez, a voice actor who was also a writer and producer, died July 15 of cancer at his...
| Jun 24, 2010
Judge's opinions helped desegregate schools
Gerald Heaney, 92, a retired federal judge who wrote or helped write opinions that led to the desegregation of schools in St. Louis, Omaha and Little Rock, Ark., died Tuesday in Duluth, Minn. The...
| Aug 7, 2010
Donald P. Shiley, who was the co-inventor of an artificial valve that revolutionized heart surgery and who later used his fortune to support medical research, the arts and education, has died. He was 90.
Shiley died July 31 in San Diego after several...
| Jul 31, 2010
Starting pitcher for Brooklyn Dodgers
Billy Loes, 80, who pitched on three pennant-winning Brooklyn Dodgers teams in the 1950s, died July 15 at a hospice in Tucson, said his wife, Irene. He had diabetes for several years and had open heart...
| Aug 24, 2010
Edward Kean, the original head writer for "The Howdy Doody Show," the pioneer NBC children's TV program for which he also created characters and wrote the songs, has died. He was 85.
Kean died Aug. 13 of complications of emphysema at a health-care center...
| Aug 10, 2010
Her life was marked by professional triumphs, including a Tony Award-winning debut on Broadway in Lillian Hellman's 1946 drama "Another Part of the Forest" and a best actress Oscar for her role in the 1963 drama "Hud."
But for Patricia Neal, the husky-...
| Sep 25, 2010
As Eddie Fisher once put it, by the time he was 33, "I had been married to America's sweetheart and America's femme fatale, and both marriages had ended in scandal.
"I'd been one of the most popular singers in America and had given up my career for love....
| Oct 30, 2010
James E. "Jimmy" Wall, who played Captain Kangaroo's teacher neighbor, Mr. Baxter, on the classic CBS children's television show during the 1960s and '70s, has died. He was 92.
Wall, who also worked for nearly 50 years as a stage manager for CBS, died in...