| Jun 14, 2011
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...
| May 20, 2010
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...
| Apr 9, 2011
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...
| Jun 18, 2011
"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...
| Apr 29, 2011
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...
| Oct 3, 2010
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...
| Jun 22, 2011
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...
| Jun 3, 2011
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...
| Aug 3, 2010
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...
| Apr 24, 2011
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...
| May 3, 2010
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...