John E. Anderson founded Topa Equities Ltd., whose subsidiaries include holdings in insurance, real estate and financial services. He gave nearly $42 million to UCLA, which named its graduate school of management in his honor.
Near the close of the 1960s, everyone who kept up with the news knew who Charles Manson was, but hardly anyone had heard of Vincent Bugliosi.
Maya Plisetskaya, the celebrated Russian ballerina famous for her swan-like arms, powerful leaps and rebel spirit on and off the stage, has died. She was 89.
In between complaining about her mother's cats, "Grey Gardens" subject Edith "Little Edie" Bouvier Beale described why the dilapidated home was close to her heart.
When Leonard Nimoy was approached about acting in a new TV series called "Star Trek," he was, like any good Vulcan contemplating a risky mission in a chaotic universe, dispassionate.
Henry T. Segerstrom, the courtly real estate developer and arts philanthropist who was instrumental in transforming Orange County from a provincial bedroom community into a nexus of culture and commerce, has died. He was 91.
When the story broke that a little girl was trapped in a well in San Marino, thousands of Angelenos snapped on their television sets. They kept them on for the next 27 hours.