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  • Al Schwimmer dies at 94; founder of Israel's aerospace industry

    Al Schwimmer dies at 94; founder of Israel's aerospace industry
    Al Schwimmer, a former aircraft engineer who smuggled American planes to Israel for its 1948 war of independence, founded its aerospace industry and later became a figure in the Iran-Contra affair, died in Tel Aviv on Friday, his 94th birthday. The cause...
  • PASSINGS: Giorgio Baldi, Gene Shefrin, Ty Jurras

    PASSINGS: Giorgio Baldi, Gene Shefrin, Ty Jurras
    GIORGIO BALDI Santa Monica trattoria owner Giorgio Baldi, 66, whose Santa Monica trattoria was a favorite among celebrities such as Warren Beatty, Goldie Hawn and Rihanna, died Monday while on vacation in Mexico, his family said. The cause of death was...
  • PASSINGS: Richard J. Dorso, Elisabeth Sladen, Roy Edward Burris

    PASSINGS: Richard J. Dorso, Elisabeth Sladen, Roy Edward Burris
    RICHARD J. DORSO Talent agent, TV exec, boutique owner Richard J. "Dick" Dorso, 101, whose lengthy Hollywood career ranged from talent agent to television writer and producer to haberdasher, died April 6 at his home in Los Angeles, his family said....
  • PASSINGS: Bernd Eichinger, Bruce Gordon, Frank Lieberman, Stanley Frazen, Alan Sloane

    PASSINGS: Bernd Eichinger, Bruce Gordon, Frank Lieberman, Stanley Frazen, Alan Sloane
    Bernd Eichinger Film producer and screenwriter Bernd Eichinger, 61, a successful German film producer and screenwriter whose credits include the Oscar-nominated "Downfall" and "The Baader Meinhof Complex," died Monday night in Los Angeles after...
  • Paul Soldner dies at 89; ceramicist known for American raku

    Paul Soldner dies at 89; ceramicist known for American raku
    Paul Soldner, a ceramicist and longtime Scripps College teacher who introduced a pottery technique called American raku, died Monday at his home in Claremont after a period of declining health. He was 89. "He was one of the greats in California...
  • Alejandro Stephens dies at 67; controversial labor leader

    Alejandro Stephens dies at 67; controversial labor leader
    Alejandro Stephens, a longtime Los Angeles County union leader who went to prison for misusing funds from a labor nonprofit, died June 13 of complications of prostate cancer. He was 67. Stephens, who worked for the county for more than three decades...
  • Leonard Stern dies at 88; TV writer, producer also co-created Mad Libs

    Leonard Stern dies at 88; TV writer, producer also co-created Mad Libs
    Leonard Stern, an Emmy Award-winning writer, producer and director whose career in television spanned "The Honeymooners," "Get Smart" and "McMillan & Wife" and whose additional career in publishing included co-creating the classic Mad Libs word game...
  • PASSINGS: John Dye, Ellen Stewart, Del Reisman, Irene Jerison

    PASSINGS: John Dye, Ellen Stewart, Del Reisman, Irene Jerison
    John Dye Actor best known for 'Touched by an Angel' John Dye, 47, an actor best known for his role as Andrew in the long-running CBS-TV series "Touched by an Angel," was found dead Monday at his home in San Francisco, the San Francisco medical examiner'...
  • PASSINGS: Poly Styrene, Huey P. Meaux, Morty Jacobs, Nawang Gombu

    PASSINGS: Poly Styrene, Huey P. Meaux, Morty Jacobs, Nawang Gombu
    Poly Styrene Singer in the punk band X-Ray Spex Poly Styrene, 53, the braces-wearing singer who belted out "Oh bondage, up yours!" with the punk band X-Ray Spex, died Monday, according to a statement on her website. Styrene, whose real name was...
  • PASSINGS: Bill Summers, John S. Carter, Ruth C. Cole

    PASSINGS: Bill Summers, John S. Carter, Ruth C. Cole
    Bill Summers He helped build racer that set speed record Bill Summers, 75, who with his brother Bob built a four-engine racer called Goldenrod that in 1965 set a speed record for wheel-driven cars, died May 12 at his home in Ontario of natural causes,...
  • Hershel K. Swinger dies at 72; founded a program to aid urban fathers

    Hershel K. Swinger dies at 72; founded a program to aid urban fathers
    Hershel K. Swinger, a children's advocate who was nationally recognized for his work helping disadvantaged fathers develop better parenting skills, died May 23 at his Baldwin Hills home. He was 72 and had emphysema and congestive heart failure, his family...