| Nov 4, 2010
Former big league pitcher, manager
Clyde King, 86, a former Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher whose baseball career as a player, coach, manager and front-office man spanned six decades, died Tuesday at a hospital in his hometown of Goldsboro, N.C....
| Oct 3, 2010
Producer of Oscar
preview fashion show
Patty Fox, 62, who produced an annual runway show previewing Academy Awards fashion trends, died Sept. 26 of ovarian cancer at the Santa Monica home of friends, said Paddy Calistro, her publisher....
| Dec 12, 2010
Adele Starr, a Brentwood mother of five who overcame dismay at her son's homosexuality to become a leading voice for gay rights and marriage equality, has died. She was 90.
Starr died in her sleep Friday at Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica,...
| Oct 10, 2010
William W. ("Bill") Norton, a successful screenwriter whose post- Hollywood life took a turn as dramatic as the fast-paced action movies he once wrote when he became a gunrunner for rebels in Northern Ireland, died Oct. 2 in Santa Barbara. He was 85.
| Oct 31, 2010
The Internet sometimes makes stars out of regular people. That's what happened to Harry "PopPop" Cooper.
A shoe salesman with a broad smile and modest desires, Cooper liked to play golf and travel and occasionally sample exotic foods. More than anything,...
| Dec 12, 2010
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As Hollywood preservationist Marian Gibbons saw it, "There are two Hollywoods — the geographic and the fantasy."
"The future of geographic Hollywood," she said in 1980, "hinges on the Boulevard, cleaning it and getting in commercial developments....
| Aug 1, 2010
Keith Richman, a three-term Republican state assemblyman who fought for pension reform and was a leader in the San Fernando Valley secession movement, has died. He was 56.
Richman died of brain cancer Friday at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, said his...
| Sep 24, 2010
Grace Bradley Boyd, an actress who came to Hollywood as a Paramount contract player in the early 1930s but abandoned her career after marrying the love of her life, William "Hopalong Cassidy" Boyd, has died. She was 97.
Boyd, the keeper of the "Hoppy"...
| Jan 24, 2011
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Ron Patterson, who with his then-wife Phyllis founded the Renaissance Pleasure Faire in 1963, which showcased traditions of 16th century Elizabethan England, has died. He was 80.
Patterson died Jan. 15 in Sausalito, Calif., where he was receiving hospice...
| Sep 22, 2010
Though Alex North ushered in a completely new sound in American film music, he wasn't a Young Turk when he arrived in Hollywood 60 years ago to pen the groundbreaking jazz-influenced score for "A Streetcar Named Desire."
He was nearly 40 at the time,...
| Aug 22, 2010
Nancy Freedman, a novelist whose wide-ranging books include the bestselling "Mrs. Mike," co-written with her husband, has died. She was 90.
Freedman died Aug. 10 of temporal arteritis, an autoimmune inflammatory disease of the arterial vascular system,...