| Mar 26, 2012
Henry S. Ruth Jr., who served a year as Watergate special prosecutor after Archibald Cox was fired and Leon Jaworski resigned, died in Tucson on March 16 after a stroke, his wife, Deborah Mathieu, said. He was 80.
Ruth investigated organized crime for...
| Mar 25, 2011
Leonard Weinglass, a crusading lawyer who championed radical and liberal causes and clients in some of the most controversial trials of the 1960s and '70s, including the Chicago 7 and Pentagon Papers cases, died Wednesday in New York City. He was 77.
| Aug 3, 2010
Tom Mankiewicz, a screenwriter and premier script doctor who made his reputation working on such James Bond films as "Diamonds Are Forever," "Live and Let Die" and "The Man With the Golden Gun," has died. He was 68.
Mankiewicz, who received a...
| Sep 15, 2011
Former Wyoming Sen. Malcolm Wallop, who became a leading conservative voice during the Reagan era in fighting for space defense and a tough anti-communist policy in Central America, died Wednesday. He was 78.
Wallop died at his ranch home near the...
| Jan 5, 2011
Miriam Seegar Whelan
Actress became an interior designer
Miriam Seegar Whelan, 103, an actress from the early days of talking films who was married to director Tim Whelan, died Sunday of age-related causes at her home in Pasadena, said her daughter-in-...
| Jan 19, 2011
R. Sargent Shriver, a lawyer who served as the social conscience of two administrations, launching the Peace Corps for his brother-in-law, President Kennedy, and leading the "war on poverty" for President Johnson, has died. He was 95.
| Dec 29, 2010
Alfred E. Kahn, who presided over the historic deregulation of the U.S. airline industry during President Carter's administration, paving the way for JetBlue and other low-cost carriers, died Monday. He was 93.
Kahn, an economics professor at Cornell...
| Jan 2, 2011
Barry Zorthian, a U.S. diplomat who left his mark on U.S. policy in Vietnam as a forthright and often combative press spokesman in the early years of the Vietnam War, has died. He was 90.
Zorthian died Thursday in a Washington, D.C., hospital, his son...
| May 16, 2010
Luxury shoe designer
Elisa Rishwain, 65, who designed luxury shoes under the Elisa Ferare nameplate, died April 25 at her home in Los Angeles after a three-year battle with cancer, her son Brian said.
Born in Stockton on Oct. 28, 1944,...
| Oct 31, 2010
Director George Hickenlooper, who won an Emmy Award for the documentary "Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse," has died. He was 47.
Hickenlooper was found dead Saturday morning, Denver police told the Associated Press. Denver Mayor John...
| Dec 18, 2010
Samuel P. King, a federal judge who co-wrote an essay that led to major reform of one of the nation's richest charities, an educational trust founded by the estate of a Hawaiian princess, has died. He was 94.
King died Dec. 7 in a Honolulu hospital...