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.
Omar Sharif first appeared in Western cinema as a mirage.
One of the last of Hollywood’s great old-school impresarios, Jerry Weintraub once said he had “the most important phone book in the world.”
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.