A native of Germany, Olberz bought a ski and tennis shop in La Cañada Flintridge and expanded it into an outdoor-superstore chain with 55 outlets in California, Arizona, Nevada and Utah.
In the late 1960s, civil rights leader Julian Bond was such a compelling figure that he was talked about as one day becoming the first black president of the United States.
E.L. Doctorow, an elder statesman of American letters, whose best-known works weaved historical figures such as Harry Houdini, Emma Goldman and Julius and Ethel Rosenberg into imaginative retellings of a distinctly American tale of class, race and fragile truths, died Tuesday in New York City....
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.