OBITUARIES
California Lives: Every Thursday, read an obituary of a notable Californian from the archives
LOCAL OBITUARIES

Peter Yates

The British director earned Academy Award nominations for "Breaking Away" and "The Dresser." "Bullitt" was Yates' American directing debut. It starred Steve McQueen as a detective and featured a memorable car chase on the streets of San Francisco with McQueen at the wheel of a Mustang. He was 81. Full obituary Notable film and television deaths of 2010 Bob Chamberlin / Los Angeles Times
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