| Jan 31, 2011
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.
| May 11, 2011
Dolores Fuller, the onetime actress-girlfriend of cross-dressing schlock movie director Ed Wood who co-starred with Wood in his low-budget 1950s cult classic "Glen or Glenda," has died. She was 88.
Fuller, whose show business career included writing...
| Mar 30, 2011
Farley Granger, a handsome young leading man during Hollywood's post-World War II era who was best known for his starring roles in the Alfred Hitchcock suspense thrillers "Strangers on a Train" and "Rope," has died. He was 85.
Granger died of natural...
| Jan 28, 2011
Barney F. Hajiro, whose heroic actions as a World War II Army private during the rescue of the so-called Lost Battalion and in two other fierce battles in eastern France earned him a belated Medal of Honor nearly six decades later, has died. He was 94....
| Aug 29, 2010
Reporting from Maui —
We've been batting our way through W.S. Merwin's yard for a couple hours, swatting mosquitoes in the streambed under the dark wet canopy of towering, philodendron-draped mangoes and looking at some 700 species of palm trees,...
| May 29, 2011
Words & Ideas
Compiled by Grace Krilanovich.
Pierre Odier: The author of "Cambodia Angkor: A Lasting Legacy" will discuss and sign his recent book. Pacific Asia Museum, 46 N. Los Robles Ave., Pasadena. 2 p.m. Free with museum admission. (626)...
| Oct 18, 2010
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Update: Singer-songwriter Graham Nash and his wife, Susan, have sold their longtime Encino home for its asking price of $1.6 million. The house came on the market in mid-August and was in escrow within a week.
The couple raised their children in the...
| Feb 13, 2011
The turquoise lagoons and misty mountains of Bora-Bora have always enchanted bride-to-be Maja Sakowsky. She's so enamored of the fabled South Pacific island, in fact, that she has delayed her wedding for more than a year so that she can legally wed there....
| Sep 4, 2010
It seems as though actress Scarlett Johansson had no sooner sold her old place in the Hollywood Hills than she and her husband, actor Ryan Reynolds, closed on a house in Los Feliz for $2.9 million.
Built in the late '60s, the restored Buff & Hensman-...
| May 7, 2011
Actress-producer Jodie Foster has listed her Beverly Hills estate for sale at $9,975,000, the Multiple Listing Service shows.
Climbing vines and red brick accents give the seven-bedroom, eight-bathroom compound an East Coast vibe. Encompassing nearly...
| 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...