Elaine Woo


Elaine Woo is a Los Angeles native who has written for her hometown paper since 1983. She covered public education and filled a variety of editing assignments before joining "the dead beat" – news obituaries – where she has produced artful pieces on celebrated local, national and international figures, including Norman Mailer, Julia Child and Rosa Parks. She left The Times in 2015. 

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  • Mystery writer Edward Wright, former Timesman, dies at 75

    Mystery writer Edward Wright, former Timesman, dies at 75

    Edward Wright, a journalist turned novelist who wrote an award-winning series of mysteries set in post-World War II Los Angeles, has died. He was 75. A former editor at the Chicago Tribune and the Los Angeles Times, Wright died Friday at the Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Los Angeles from...

  • Andrew Lesnie dies at 59; 'Lord of the Rings,' 'Babe' cinematographer

    Andrew Lesnie, an Australian cinematographer best known for his work on two very different kinds of fantasy films — "Babe," about a talking pig, and the epic trilogy based on J.R.R. Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings" — has died. He was 59. Lesnie won an Oscar for cinematography in 2002 for "The Lord...

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