| 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-...
| 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...
| Dec 24, 2010
Barbara L. Packer, 63, a retired UCLA English professor who specialized in 19th century American literature and was recognized as an authority on Ralph Waldo Emerson, died Dec. 16 at her Los Angeles home, according to the university's English department....
| Aug 28, 2010
Robert S. Ingersoll, a Chicago industrialist who exchanged his business career for one as a diplomat, serving as U.S. ambassador to Japan and deputy secretary of State in the 1970s, has died. He was 96.
Ingersoll died Sunday at a retirement home in...
| Sep 28, 2011
David Zelag Goodman, a screenwriter best known for such 1970s films as the controversial psychological thriller "Straw Dogs" and "Lovers and Other Strangers," a comedy that earned him an Oscar nomination, has died. He was 81.
Goodman died Monday at an...
| Jun 25, 2010
Prescott S. Bush Jr.
President George H.W. Bush's brother
Prescott S. Bush Jr., 87, the brother of one U.S. president and another's uncle, died Wednesday in Hingham, Mass., after a long illness, according to his family.
A retired insurance executive,...
| Jun 17, 2010
Thomas W. Ludlow Ashley
Ohio congressman fought poverty
Thomas W. Ludlow Ashley, 87, a former Ohio congressman who spent 26 years in Washington and was a strong advocate for public housing, died Tuesday of melanoma at his home in Leland, Mich.