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  • PASSINGS: Margaret Tyzack

    PASSINGS: Margaret Tyzack
    Margaret Tyzack British actress on stage, screen and television Margaret Tyzack, 79, a British actress perhaps best known to American audiences for her roles in the acclaimed BBC television series "The Forsyte Saga" and "I, Claudius," died Saturday 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...
  • Rene Verdon dies at 86; White House chef for the Kennedys

    Rene Verdon dies at 86; White House chef for the Kennedys
    When Rene Verdon became the first professional chef to work in the White House, in 1961, dining with the president was given an early 1800s spin: Outside caterers were replaced by an in-house operation that harked back to Thomas Jefferson's day....
  • PASSINGS: John Walker

    PASSINGS: John Walker
    John Walker, 67, a guitarist and singer who was one of the founding members of the Walker Brothers, a 1960s rock band whose biggest hit was "The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine (Anymore)," died of liver cancer Saturday in Los Angeles, according to his personal...
  • Joseph Wershba dies at 90; pioneering CBS producer

    Joseph Wershba dies at 90; pioneering CBS producer
    Joseph Wershba, a pioneering CBS reporter and producer whose work on Edward R. Murrow's "See It Now" series in the 1950s helped expose the McCarthy era's communist witch hunt and demonstrated the power of television, has died. He was 90. Wershba, a two-...
  • The Rev. David Wilkerson dies at 79; founder of Teen Challenge ministry

    The Rev. David Wilkerson dies at 79; founder of Teen Challenge ministry
    The Rev. David Wilkerson, an evangelical pastor who founded the Teen Challenge ministry and wrote the best-selling book "The Cross and the Switchblade," died Wednesday in a car accident in East Texas. He was 79. Wilkerson's car smashed head-on into a...
  • PASSINGS: Joe Lee Wilson, Helen Beverley, Martin Weinberger, Jolene Combs

    Joe Lee Wilson, 75, a jazz vocalist who performed with saxophonists Sonny Rollins and Archie Shepp and trumpeters Miles Davis and Freddie Hubbard and hosted a thriving loft club in New York City in the 1970s, died July 17 at his home in Brighton, England,...
  • Dick Wimmer dies at 74; author whose well-reviewed novel was rejected 162 times

    Dick Wimmer dies at 74; author whose well-reviewed novel was rejected 162 times
    Creative-writing instructor Dick Wimmer's best lesson for would-be authors may have had more to do with persistence than prose. His first novel, the well-reviewed "Irish Wine," was published in 1989 after being turned down by publishers and agents 162...
  • PASSINGS: John Wood, Charles L. Gittens

    PASSINGS: John Wood, Charles L. Gittens
    John Wood Award-winning British actor John Wood, 81, a British actor who won a Tony Award in 1976 for his role in the Broadway production of Tom Stoppard's "Travesties," died Saturday in his sleep inEngland, his agent announced. Best known for his...
  • PASSINGS: Pauline Betz Addie, Giorgio Tozzi, Harry Redmond Jr., James Woodress, Mark Dantzler

    Pauline Betz Addie 1940s tennis champion in Hall of Fame Pauline Betz Addie, 91, a champion tennis player who won Wimbledon in 1946 without dropping a set during the entire tournament, died Tuesday at an assisted-living facility in Potomac, Md., the...
  • Hisaye Yamamoto dies at 89; writer of Japanese American stories

    Hisaye Yamamoto dies at 89; writer of Japanese American stories
    Hisaye Yamamoto, one of the first Asian American writers to earn literary distinction after World War II with highly polished short stories that illuminated a world circumscribed by culture and brutal strokes of history, has died. She was 89. Yamamoto...