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  • Joseph Strick dies at 86; independent filmmaker brought 'Ulysses' to big screen

    Joseph Strick dies at 86; independent filmmaker brought 'Ulysses' to big screen
    Joseph Strick, an independent filmmaker who brought James Joyce's "Ulysses" to the big screen and won an Academy Award for best documentary short subject for "Interviews with My Lai Veterans," has died. He was 86. Strick died of congestive heart...
  • Marc Abrams dies at 58; walking doctor was a Silver Lake fixture

    Marc Abrams dies at 58; walking doctor was a Silver Lake fixture
    Marc Abrams, a physician whose epic (and shirtless) daily walks through Silver Lake inspired documentaries, murals and magazine profiles, died Wednesday. He was 58. His wife, Cindy, found him dead in their backyard hot tub. Police initially determined...
  • Shifra Goldman dies at 85; champion of modern Mexican art

    Shifra Goldman dies at 85; champion of modern Mexican art
    In the early 1970s, when Shifra Goldman proposed a doctoral dissertation on modern Mexican art, her professors at UCLA sneered. Compared to European art, the art of Latin America was, in their view, imitative, too political, unworthy of serious...
  • Ken Russell dies at 84; director of 'Tommy,' 'Lisztomania'

    Ken Russell dies at 84; director of 'Tommy,' 'Lisztomania'
    Ken Russell, the often controversial British director known for his flamboyant visual style in films such as "The Devils," "Altered States" and the Who's rock opera "Tommy," has died. He was 84. Russell, who lived in Lymington in southern England, died...
  • Piri Thomas dies at 83; Latino writer

    Piri Thomas dies at 83; Latino writer
    For Piri Thomas, being a dark-hued Latino in 1930s New York was far from the best of worlds. His siblings were fair-skinned, like his Puerto Rican mother, but he took after his black Cuban father, whose unsettled feelings about race scarred both of them....
  • Floyd E. Dominy dies at 100; federal water official oversaw major dam projects

    Floyd E. Dominy dies at 100; federal water official oversaw major dam projects
    Floyd E. Dominy, a federal water official with an outsize personality who shepherded some of the West's last big dam projects to completion, has died. He was 100. Dominy, who served as commissioner of the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation from 1959 to 1969...
  • Sidney Lumet dies at 86; prolific 'actor's director' steered clear of Hollywood

    Sidney Lumet dies at 86; prolific 'actor's director' steered clear of Hollywood
    Sidney Lumet, the prolific four-time Oscar-nominated director known for guiding strong performances in classic films such as "12 Angry Men," "Dog Day Afternoon" and "Network," died Saturday. He was 86. Lumet, whose film career spanned more than 50 years,...
  • Lillian Mobley dies at 81; South Los Angeles activist

    Lillian Mobley dies at 81; South Los Angeles activist
    Lillian Mobley, a prominent community activist who fought to establish and keep open the doors of Martin Luther King Jr./Drew Medical Center and pushed to create a companion medical school, has died. She was 81. Mobley, who had been in failing health for...
  • Mary Cleere Haran dies at 58; cabaret-style singer

    Mary Cleere Haran dies at 58; cabaret-style singer
    Mary Cleere Haran, a singer, actress and writer whose performances and recordings brought new perspectives to classic American popular songs, died Saturday in Deerfield Beach, Fla. She was 58. The Broward County coroner's office confirmed that she died...
  • Larry 'Wild Man' Fischer dies at 66; vagabond singer made albums with Frank Zappa

    Larry 'Wild Man' Fischer dies at 66; vagabond singer made albums with Frank Zappa
    "Wanna buy a song for a dime?" For many startled UCLA students and Sunset Strip sightseers in the 1960s, that was the way Larry "Wild Man" Fischer introduced himself. Anyone who took him up on his offer was rewarded with a brief, bellowing burst of...
  • Eve Arnold dies at 99; pioneering photojournalist

    Eve Arnold dies at 99; pioneering photojournalist
    Eve Arnold, one of the first woman photojournalists to join the prestigious Magnum Photography Agency in the 1950s and traveled the world for her work but was best known for her candid shots of Hollywood celebrities, has died. She was 99. Arnold died...