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John Tishman dies at 90; New York developer whose firm shaped L.A. skyline

John Tishman, whose Tishman Realty and Construction Co. helped create modern L.A.'s skyline, from downtown to Century City, has died. He was 90. Tishman's company also helped build the World Trade Center in New York City and Walt Disney's EPCOT Center in Florida, among other high-profile developments....

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  • Pierre Boulez, a radical titan of contemporary music, dies at 90

    Pierre Boulez, a radical titan of contemporary music, dies at 90

    Composer and conductor Pierre Boulez, a towering figure in contemporary music, was an enfant terrible who mellowed with age but never flagged from his crusade to push music lovers and the music establishment to let go of the past and embrace new sounds, structures and textures. As a firebrand music...

  • Robert DeKruif dies at 96; L.A. banking executive, philanthropist

    Robert DeKruif dies at 96; L.A. banking executive, philanthropist

    Robert DeKruif, a longtime associate of Los Angeles finance tycoon and philanthropist Howard Ahmanson Sr., died Wednesday. He was 96. DeKruif came up as an insurance salesman with H.F. Ahmanson & Co. and rose to become a board member and executive at the company. ------------ FOR THE RECORD An...

  • Ted Stanley dies at 85; donated $1.2 billion to scientific research

    NEW CANAAN, Conn. — Businessman and philanthropist Ted Stanley, one of the nation's largest private donors for scientific research, has died, his son said Monday. He was 85. Stanley died at his home in New Canaan, son Jonathan Stanley said. No cause of death was provided. Ted Stanley made a fortune...

  • Robert Flick dies at 84; NBC news producer survived Jonestown attack

    Robert Flick dies at 84; NBC news producer survived Jonestown attack

    Robert Flick was a newsman who could have passed for a barroom bouncer. And standing on the tarmac of an airfield in Port Kaituma, Guyana, on Nov. 18, 1978, moments after a massacre-style shooting by followers of cult leader Jim Jones, he appeared the image of toughness: "I don't think he would...

  • Larry Gordon dies; helped revolutionize surfing with lightweight foam boards

    Larry Gordon dies; helped revolutionize surfing with lightweight foam boards

    Larry Gordon, who helped revolutionized surfing with the creation of foam boards, has died, his daughter said. He was in his 70s. Debbie Gordon, who manages Gordon & Smith Surfboards & Skateboards, announced her father's death New Year's Day on Facebook, and it quickly spread to the surfing community....

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