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  • Larry 'Wild Man' Fischer dies at 66; vagabond singer made albums with Frank Zappa

    Larry 'Wild Man' Fischer dies at 66; vagabond singer made albums with Frank Zappa
    "Wanna buy a song for a dime?" For many startled UCLA students and Sunset Strip sightseers in the 1960s, that was the way Larry "Wild Man" Fischer introduced himself. Anyone who took him up on his offer was rewarded with a brief, bellowing burst of...
  • PASSINGS: Ross Hagen, Joe M. Sanchez

    PASSINGS: Ross Hagen, Joe M. Sanchez
    Ross Hagen Actor was a regular on TV's 'Daktari' Ross Hagen, 72, a handsomely rugged actor who was a regular on the 1960s TV series "Daktari" and starred in the low-budget biker movies "The Hellcats" and "The Sidehackers," died of prostate cancer May...
  • Debbie Friedman, self-taught Jewish folk singer, dies at 59

    Debbie Friedman, self-taught Jewish folk singer, dies at 59
    Debbie Friedman, a self-taught Jewish folk singer and composer who transformed synagogue music and worship by infusing traditional prayers with a contemporary sensibility, died Sunday at Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo. She was 59. The cause was...
  • Carl Gardner dies at 83; founding member of the Coasters

    Carl Gardner dies at 83; founding member of the Coasters
    Carl Gardner, a founding member and lead singer of the Coasters, the renowned R&B vocal group whose memorably amusing hits included "Yakety Yak," "Charlie Brown" and "Poison Ivy," has died. He was 83. Gardner, who had been battling congestive heart...
  • Mark Gerard dies at 76; prominent racetrack veterinarian

    When Mark Gerard was studying to be a veterinarian at Cornell University, he helped make ends meet during the summers by working as an exercise rider at Belmont Park on Long Island in New York. One of the horsemen he worked for was the Hall of Fame...
  • Irene Gilbert dies at 76; cofounder of Stella Adler's Los Angeles acting academy

    Irene Gilbert dies at 76; cofounder of Stella Adler's Los Angeles acting academy
    Irene Gilbert, who persuaded her mentor, Stella Adler, to open an acting school in Los Angeles in 1985 and then served as its director for 20 years, has died. She was 76. Gilbert died May 21 of complications related to Alzheimer's disease at her son's...
  • Alexander Haagen dies at 91; developer who served on Los Angeles Coliseum commission

    Alexander Haagen dies at 91; developer who served on Los Angeles Coliseum commission
    Alexander Haagen, a major Southern California shopping center developer who, as president of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission in the late 1980s, clashed with Los Angeles Raiders owner Al Davis over proposed stadium seating renovations before...
  • Newt Gingrich's top aides resign en masse

    Newt Gingrich's top aides resign en masse
    Only weeks old, Newt Gingrich's presidential campaign is on life support following the mass departure of his entire senior staff. Gingrich's longtime aide, Rick Tyler, confirmed Thursday afternoon that he and other top aides had resigned. "My idea of...
  • PASSINGS: Mark Haines

    PASSINGS: Mark Haines
    Mark Haines Co-anchor of 'Squawk on the Street' Mark Haines, 65, co-anchor of CNBCs morning "Squawk on the Street" show and one of the business news network's most recognized faces, died unexpectedly Tuesday evening at home, the network announced in New...
  • PASSINGS: Murray Handwerker

    PASSINGS: Murray Handwerker
    Murray Handwerker Nathan's Famous owner expanded nationwide Murray Handwerker, 89, who turned Nathan's Famous, the Coney Island hot dog stand founded by his father, into a national franchise, died May 14 at his home in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. He...
  • Corwin Hansch dies at 92; scientist whose advances led to new drugs and chemicals

    Corwin Hansch dies at 92; scientist whose advances led to new drugs and chemicals
    Chemist Corwin Hansch, who pioneered the field of relating a molecule's chemical structure to its biological activity, an approach widely used in developing new drugs and other commercial chemicals, died in Claremont on May 8. He was 92 and had suffered...