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  • Cornell Dupree dies at 68; versatile guitarist

    Cornell Dupree dies at 68; versatile guitarist
    Cornell Dupree, a versatile guitarist whose long, productive career included performances and recordings with such artists as Aretha Franklin, Paul Simon, Miles Davis and Lena Horne, died Sunday at his home in Fort Worth. Dupree, who had emphysema, was...
  • Carl Gardner dies at 83; founding member of the Coasters

    Carl Gardner dies at 83; founding member of the Coasters
    Carl Gardner, a founding member and lead singer of the Coasters, the renowned R&B vocal group whose memorably amusing hits included "Yakety Yak," "Charlie Brown" and "Poison Ivy," has died. He was 83. Gardner, who had been battling congestive heart...
  • Leona Gage dies at 71; Miss USA of 1957 lost crown when it was learned she was married and a mother

    Leona Gage dies at 71; Miss USA of 1957 lost crown when it was learned she was married and a mother
    Leona Gage, who in 1957 was named Miss USA but had the title taken from her when pageant officials learned she was married and a mother of two, has died. She was 71. Gage died of heart failure Oct. 5 at Sherman Oaks Hospital, said her son Rob Kaminer....
  • Charles Benjamin Gittings Jr. dies at 57; activist against abuse of terror prisoners

    Charles Benjamin Gittings Jr., who for nearly nine years ran a website dedicated to stopping prisoner abuse in the war on terrorism, died Wednesday at his home in Fort Bragg, Calif., after a long battle with cancer. He would have been 58 next week....
  • Theodore C. Sorensen dies at 82; JFK's close advisor and writer-in-residence

    Theodore C. Sorensen dies at 82; JFK's close advisor and writer-in-residence
    Theodore C. Sorensen, John F. Kennedy's close advisor and writer-in-residence in the Senate in the 1950s who became special counsel to the president and remained chief speechwriter during Kennedy's tragically brief presidency, has died. He was 82....
  • Rupert J. Deese dies at 85; Claremont artist created functional pottery

    Rupert J. Deese dies at 85; Claremont artist created functional pottery
    Rupert J. Deese, a longtime Claremont ceramicist who began producing functional decorative pottery with shapely forms and silky glazes during the Southern California postwar design boom, has died. He was 85. Deese died July 12 at Pomona Valley Hospital...
  • Robert F. Boyle dies at 100; longtime Hollywood production designer

    Robert F. Boyle dies at 100; longtime Hollywood production designer
    Robert F. Boyle, a four-time Oscar-nominated production designer best known for his work on Alfred Hitchcock's "North by Northwest" and "The Birds" and Norman Jewison's "Fiddler on the Roof," has died. He was 100. Boyle died of natural causes Sunday at...
  • PASSINGS: Marcel Albert, Bruce Ackerman

    PASSINGS: Marcel Albert, Bruce Ackerman
    Marcel Albert French air ace in World War II Marcel Albert, 92, a decorated World War II flying ace hailed as a hero of the French Normandie-Niemen squadron based in the Soviet Union, died of complications from cancer Aug. 23 in Harlingen, Texas, said...
  • Patricia Neal dies at 84; Oscar-winning actress found triumphs in a life of tragedies

    Patricia Neal dies at 84; Oscar-winning actress found triumphs in a life of tragedies
    Her life was marked by professional triumphs, including a Tony Award-winning debut on Broadway in Lillian Hellman's 1946 drama "Another Part of the Forest" and a best actress Oscar for her role in the 1963 drama "Hud." But for Patricia Neal, the husky-...
  • Barney F. Hajiro dies at 94; World War II Medal of Honor recipient

    Barney F. Hajiro dies at 94; World War II Medal of Honor recipient
    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....
  • Jack Popejoy dies at 63; L.A. morning news anchor on KNX, KFWB

    Jack Popejoy dies at 63; L.A. morning news anchor on KNX, KFWB
    Jack Popejoy, a morning news anchor on KNX and KFWB who was a distinguished earthquake reporter for more than 25 years on Southern California radio, has died. He was 63. Popejoy, who last worked on the air less than two weeks ago, died Saturday of cancer...