Comic actor John Belushi, the hugely talented star of television’s “Saturday Night Live” and such films as “Animal House,” was found dead Friday in a $200-a-day Hollywood suite, apparently of natural causes. He was 33.Read more
Betty Hutton, the exuberant singer-actress who shot to Hollywood fame in the 1940s in musicals and comedies such as the madcap classic "The Miracle of Morgan's Creek," has died. She was 86.
Hutton died in her Palm Springs apartment Sunday night from complications of colon cancer, Carl Bruno, her longtime friend and executor, told The Times on Tuesday.Read more
USC’s broadcaster Mike Walden was in enemy territory when the Trojans’ basketball team finally handed UCLA its first loss at Pauley Pavilion in 1969. When it was over, Walden climbed atop the announcer’s table and yelled, “The Trojans win! The Trojans win! The Trojans win!” much like the legendary Harry Caray.Read more
Danny Kaye, the rubbery-faced, gibberish-spouting comedian who was one of the world's most successful entertainers of the 1940s, '50s and '60s, died early Tuesday.
He was 74 and died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles where he had been admitted Sunday in critical condition.
Kaye's physician, Dr.Read more
Retired Lt. Gen. Harold G. "Hal" Moore, the American hero known for saving most of his men in the first major battle between the U.S. and North Vietnamese armies, has died at the age of 94.
Joseph Galloway, who with Moore co-authored the book "We Were Soldiers Once ... and Young," confirmed that Moore died late Friday in his sleep at his home in Auburn, Ala.Read more
Anthony Marquez, an Associated Press intern who rose to Los Angeles bureau chief, where his calm hand brought stability to news coverage in Southern California amid upheaval in the journalism industry, has died. He was 55.
Marquez died Thursday due to complications from cancer.
Unfailingly courteous and with a disarmingly quick wit, Marquez was that rare boss and executive who seemed to have no enemies.Read more