| Nov 5, 2011
Wyatt Knight, 56, an actor best known for portraying Tommy Turner in the three "Porky's" films, committed suicide Oct. 25 in Maui, said Eileen O'Farrell, a family spokeswoman.
An autopsy determined that Knight died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound,...
| Nov 28, 2011
Ruth Stone, a leading American poet whose career was halted, then inspired by tragedy as her sharp insights into love, death and nature brought her widespread acclaim in later years, has died. She was 96.
Stone, who won the National Book Award at 87...
| Jan 7, 2012
One of the last links to the silent film era, Frederica Sagor Maas wrote the script for 1925's "The Plastic Age," which launched actress Clara Bow. But she watched in horror as her serious treatment on women and work was turned into a frivolous 1947...
| May 5, 2010
A funeral for entertainment lawyer Peter Lopez will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Monica Catholic Church in Santa Monica, his family announced.
Lopez, 60, was found dead Friday of a gunshot wound outside his home in Encino. Coroner's officials...
| Feb 2, 2012
Mike Kelley, an influential Los Angeles artist whose physically messy and psychologically complex projects laid the groundwork for present-day installation art, has died. He was 57.
He was found dead Tuesday evening at his home in South Pasadena in...
| Feb 4, 2011
Maria Schneider, the French actress who appeared opposite Marlon Brando in "Last Tango in Paris," the 1972 movie whose strong sexual content stirred international controversy, has died. She was 58.
Schneider died in Paris on Thursday after a long...
| Feb 8, 2011
Maria Altmann, who escaped Nazi-occupied Vienna as a newlywed and returned to wage a triumphant fight to recover Gustav Klimt's iconic gold portrait of her remarkable aunt, has died. She was 94.
Altmann died Monday at her Cheviot Hills home after a...
| Dec 1, 2010
Virginia Knight, a former first lady of California who moved into the governor's mansion in 1954 as the bride of Goodwin Knight and was an early proponent of turning the residence into a museum, has died. She was 92.
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| May 18, 2010
Harry Aleman, a convicted killer reputed to be responsible for a string of mob hits in Chicago, died Saturday at Hill Correctional Center in Galesburg, Ill. He was 71.
Illinois Department of Corrections spokeswoman Sharyn Elman said Aleman had been ill...
| May 27, 2010
Art Linkletter, the radio and television talk-show pioneer who was best known for eliciting hilarious remarks from the mouths of babes and who late in life was a popular motivational speaker and author, challenging seniors to live as zestfully as he did,...
| Mar 4, 2011
John W. Miner, a former Los Angeles County deputy district attorney who was an investigator in the 1962 death of Marilyn Monroe and made headlines in recent years when he revealed the contents of private tapes the actress recorded for her psychiatrist...