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  • PASSINGS: John Hospers

    PASSINGS: John Hospers
    JOHN HOSPERS 1st Libertarian presidential candidate John Hospers, 93, a USC philosophy professor who became the Libertarian Party's first presidential nominee and received one electoral vote in the 1972 election won by Richard Nixon in a landslide, died...
  • Public memorial service planned for Ronnie James Dio

    A public memorial service for heavy metal singer Ronnie James Dio will be held at 2 p.m. May 30 in the Hall of Liberty at Forest Lawn Memorial-Park, Hollywood Hills, 6300 Forest Lawn Drive, Los Angeles. Dio, who sang with Rainbow before replacing Ozzy...
  • The Rev. John Edward Nix-McReynolds dies at 57; pastor of Second Baptist Church of Santa Ana

    The Rev. John Edward Nix-McReynolds dies at 57; pastor of Second Baptist Church of Santa Ana
    He was a man with a booming voice but one that calmed in times of crisis. Whether it was a teenager's personal drama or a community tragedy, the Rev. John Edward Nix-McReynolds was known for his calm, caring and focused demeanor — one that could...
  • 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: Roger Gimbel, John Cossette, W. Barclay Kamb

    PASSINGS: Roger Gimbel, John Cossette, W. Barclay Kamb
    Roger Gimbel Producer of made-for-TV movies Roger Gimbel, 86, an Emmy Award-winning television producer who specialized in made-for-TV movies and was known for his high-quality productions that often dealt with serious subject matter, died of...
  • Vera Brown dies at 90; skin care expert with star-studded clientele

    Vera Brown dies at 90; skin care expert with star-studded clientele
    Vera Brown, a skin care specialist with a star-studded clientele who sponsored beauty clinics for thousands of blind teens, delinquent girls, homeless women and cancer patients in Los Angeles, died Sept. 24 at her Westwood home. She was 90 and had been in...
  • PASSINGS: Burt Styler, Maria Gomes Valentim, Robert Benson

    PASSINGS: Burt Styler, Maria Gomes Valentim, Robert Benson
    Burt Styler Emmy-winning TV writer Burt Styler, 86, an Emmy-winning TV writer who had a long association with Bob Hope, died of heart failure June 13 at Providence Tarzana Medical Center, his family said. Styler won an Emmy in 1972 for an episode of...
  • Elmer 'Geronimo' Pratt dies at 63; former Black Panther whose murder conviction was overturned

    Elmer 'Geronimo' Pratt dies at 63; former Black Panther whose murder conviction was overturned
    Elmer G. "Geronimo" Pratt, a former Los Angeles Black Panther Party leader whose 1972 murder conviction was overturned after he spent 27 years in prison for a crime he said he did not commit, has died. He was 63. Pratt, whose case became for many a...
  • Tom Mankiewicz dies at 68; screenwriter for James Bond, Superman films

    Tom Mankiewicz dies at 68; screenwriter for James Bond, Superman films
    Tom Mankiewicz, a screenwriter and premier script doctor who made his reputation working on such James Bond films as "Diamonds Are Forever," "Live and Let Die" and "The Man With the Golden Gun," has died. He was 68. Mankiewicz, who received a...
  • Harley Garbani dies at 88; fossil hunter unearthed significant dinosaur finds

    Harley Garbani dies at 88; fossil hunter unearthed significant dinosaur finds
    He was a onetime plumber who gained unexpected renown pursuing his lifelong avocation as a fossil hunter who discovered some of the world's most significant dinosaur fossils. From Mexico to Montana, self-taught paleontologist and archaeologist Harley...
  • Shay Duffin dies at 79; actor portrayed Brendan Behan

    Shay Duffin dies at 79; actor portrayed Brendan Behan
    Shay Duffin, a Dublin, Ireland-born actor best known for his one-man play about the colorful Irish writer Brendan Behan, has died. He was 79. Duffin, who also acted on TV and in films, died April 23 of complications from heart surgery at UCLA Medical...