Fields helped organize 'Hands Across L.A.,' which brought 15,000 people of diverse backgrounds to a 10-mile stretch of Western Avenue for a demonstration of racial solidarity after the 1992 riots.
McGinty was a platoon sergeant in the 4th Marine Regiment's 3rd Battalion during the Vietnam War. His heroism in a 1966 battle earned him a Medal of Honor, but he stopped wearing it after becoming a born-again Christian in the 1980s.
His telescopes have made important contributions to astronomy, including the discovery in 1995 of Comet Hale-Bopp, the farthest comet ever discovered by amateurs.
Ruth Robinson Duccini, one of the last members of the troupe of diminutive actors who played Munchkins in the 1939 film classic "The Wizard of Oz," died Thursday after a brief illness at a hospice in Las Vegas, said her son, Fred Duccini. She was 95.
The teenager and three friends took the risk of staging a sit-in at a segregated lunch counter; they were soon emulated by thousands of activists across the South.
Frustrated by the limited roles available to Latinos, Carmen Zapata helped produce stage productions of Spanish-language classics.