| Apr 15, 2011
Arthur Marx, a veteran television writer, playwright, celebrity biographer and memoirist who wrote extensively about an often fractious life with his father, comedic legend Groucho Marx, has died. He was 89 and died of natural causes Thursday at his Los...
| Apr 10, 2011
John McCracken, an artist whose fusion of painting with geometric sculpture in the mid-1960s came to embody an aesthetic distinctive to postwar Los Angeles, died Friday in New York. He was 76.
McCracken had lived in Santa Fe, N.M., since 1994 and,...
| Apr 27, 2011
Terrance W. McGarry, a former Los Angeles Times Valley edition reporter and assistant city editor whose previous work for United Press International included coverage of the assassination of President Kennedy, died Tuesday of a rare brain disease at his...
| Apr 27, 2011
Richard P. McKee, a chemistry professor who was so offended by a Glendora official's effort to thwart public comment at a meeting that he became one of California's most effective advocates for open government, died Saturday at his home in La Verne. He...
| May 15, 2011
Charles McPhee, the self-proclaimed "Dream Doctor" who decoded dreams on his nationally syndicated radio show until Lou Gehrig's disease forced him off the air in 2006, has died. He was 49.
McPhee died May 8 at his Woodland Hills home of the...
| Jun 8, 2011
Lilian Jackson Braun
Author of 'The Cat Who…' mystery series
Lilian Jackson Braun, 97, an author who wrote 29 books in the "The Cat Who …" mystery series, died of natural causes Saturday at a hospice center in Landrum, S.C.
| May 6, 2011
Marian Mercer, a Tony-winning actress with a gift for comedy who was best known during a five-decade career for her television and stage work, which included a long-running performance in the 1969 Broadway hit "Promises, Promises," died April 27 in...
| Apr 18, 2011
At UCLA in the late 1950s, the concept for a magazine celebrating an "unruly young city" started to take off after grad student Geoff Miller happened upon David Brown, an ad executive with an "ambitious scheme," Miller later wrote.
Miller put aside plans...
| May 14, 2011
Vivian Myerson, a longtime peace activist and Los Angeles human relations commissioner who won an early legal victory against a controversial Los Angeles Police Department unit that spied on leftists, died Friday at her Hollywood home. She was 100.
| Apr 28, 2011
In 40 A.D., the fabled Trung sisters rode elephants into battle to free Vietnam from its Chinese invaders. Nearly 2,000 years later, Ngo Dinh Nhu fancied herself a modern-day Trung, defending her country against communist rebels and American imperialists....
| Apr 13, 2011
Roger Nichols, the recording engineer who gave the music of Steely Dan the lustrous sheen that became the popular group's sonic signature, died Saturday at his Burbank home after a yearlong battle with pancreatic cancer, his family said. He was 66....