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  • PASSINGS: Paul Alter

    Paul Alter, 89, a veteran TV game-show director and producer who won a 1993 lawsuit against the Walt Disney Co. over similarities between a story outline he wrote and the film "Honey, I Blew Up the Kid," died of natural causes Saturday at his home in...
  • Jose Arguelles dies at 72; New Age thinker conceived 1987's Harmonic Convergence

    Jose Arguelles dies at 72; New Age thinker conceived 1987's Harmonic Convergence
    In 1983, art historian Jose Arguelles was driving down Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles to return a rental car when a vision bloomed: On Aug. 16, 1987, a critical mass of humanity would congregate at sacred spots around the world to bond with the...
  • James Arness dies at 88; TV's Marshal Dillon on landmark 'Gunsmoke' series

    James Arness dies at 88; TV's Marshal Dillon on landmark 'Gunsmoke' series
    James Arness, the towering actor best known for portraying Marshal Matt Dillon, the strong and commanding symbol of frontier justice on the landmark TV western series "Gunsmoke," died Friday. He was 88. Arness died of natural causes at his home in...
  • Donna Atwood dies at 85; longtime Ice Capades star

    Donna Atwood dies at 85; longtime Ice Capades star
    Ice Capades star Donna Atwood had spent almost half her life on the road when she left professional figure-skating behind at 31 to raise her three young children in a custom-built Beverly Hills home complete with a piano that folded into the wall. She...
  • PASSINGS: Phyllis Avery

    PASSINGS: Phyllis Avery
    Phyllis Avery Actress on Ray Milland, George Gobel shows Phyllis Avery, 88, an actress who portrayed the wife of Ray Milland in the early 1950s CBS sitcom originally called "Meet Mr. McNutley," died Thursday of heart failure at her Los Angeles home, her...
  • Charles Brittin dies at 82; photographer who chronicled movements of 1950s and '60s

    Charles Brittin dies at 82; photographer who chronicled movements of 1950s and '60s
    His unblinking yet compassionate photographs in the 1950s and '60s documented Los Angeles' beat culture and emerging art scene, the civil rights movement here and in the Deep South, the Black Panthers and antiwar protests. Yet Charles Brittin was...
  • Sylvia Bursztyn dies at 62; created Sunday crossword puzzles for the L.A. Times

    Sylvia Bursztyn, who parlayed her playful spirit and love of language into a 30-year career of creating devilishly clever Sunday crossword puzzles for the Los Angeles Times, has died. She was 62. Bursztyn was found dead at her Granada Hills home on Dec....
  • Gretchen Clarke dies at 78; Waltah Clarke's Hawaiian Shops executive

    Gretchen Clarke dies at 78; Waltah Clarke's Hawaiian Shops executive
    Gretchen Clarke, who with her husband, Waltah, built what was once the nation's largest retailer of aloha wear, has died. She was 78. Clarke died Jan. 22 of kidney failure at Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, her son Cameron said. Waltah...
  • Jackie Cooper dies at 88; child star in the 1930s

    Jackie Cooper dies at 88; child star in the 1930s
    Jackie Cooper, whose tousled blond hair, pouty lower lip and ability to cry on camera helped make him one of the top child stars of the 1930s in films such as "Skippy" and "The Champ," has died. He was 88. Cooper, who grew up to become a successful TV...
  • John Davies dies at 76; longtime San Diego civic leader

    John Davies dies at 76; longtime San Diego civic leader
    John Davies, a major civic figure in San Diego for decades, particularly in education, urban planning and the revitalization of a once-crumbling downtown, died of pancreatic cancer Friday at his home in downtown San Diego. He was 76. Along with his civic...
  • Eldon Davis dies at 94; architect designed 'Googie' coffee shops

    Eldon Davis dies at 94; architect designed 'Googie' coffee shops
    Eldon Davis, an influential architect known as the father of the California coffee shop for midcentury designs inspired by the Space Age and the region's car culture, has died. He was 94. Davis died Friday at a West Hills hospital of complications from...