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  • Wally Boag dies at 90; gave more than 40,000 performances at Disneyland

    Wally Boag dies at 90; gave more than 40,000 performances at Disneyland
    When he auditioned for a starring role in Disneyland's Golden Horseshoe Revue before the Anaheim theme park opened in 1955, comedian Wally Boag thought he was trying out for just another two-week booking. It was anything but. By the time he retired from...
  • Bob Banner dies at 89; Emmy-winning producer

    Bob Banner dies at 89; Emmy-winning producer
    Bob Banner, an Emmy Award-winning television producer and director whose credits included "The Garry Moore Show," "Candid Camera" and "Solid Gold" and who gave a career boost to a young Carol Burnett years before becoming executive producer of her popular...
  • Travis Bean dies at 63; innovative guitar-maker

    Travis Bean dies at 63; innovative guitar-maker
    In a Burbank shop in the 1970s, Travis Bean reinvented the electric guitar. To enhance string vibration, he suggested making the instrument's neck and headstock out of solid aluminum instead of wood. The resulting guitars, manufactured for only five...
  • James P. Hosty dies at 86; FBI agent had Oswald's file before JFK assassination

    James P. Hosty dies at 86; FBI agent had Oswald's file before JFK assassination
    James P. Hosty, the FBI agent who inherited Lee Harvey Oswald's file the year before President Kennedy was assassinated and spent nearly five decades defending himself against accusations that he should have investigated Oswald more closely, has died....
  • Polly Platt dies at 72; Oscar-nominated art director

    Polly Platt dies at 72; Oscar-nominated art director
    Polly Platt, the Oscar-nominated production designer of such films as "The Last Picture Show" and "Terms of Endearment" and producer of "Broadcast News" and "Say Anything," has died. She was 72. Platt died Wednesday of Lou Gehrig's disease at her home in...
  • Bob Flanigan dies at 84; founding member of the Four Freshmen

    Bob Flanigan dies at 84; founding member of the Four Freshmen
    Bob Flanigan, a founding member and original lead singer of the innovative vocal group the Four Freshmen, whose elegantly intricate jazz-rooted singing was a profound influence on Beach Boys mastermind Brian Wilson as well as the Lettermen, the...
  • PASSINGS: Manuel Galban, George Kimball, Josef Suk

    PASSINGS: Manuel Galban, George Kimball, Josef Suk
    Manuel Galban Award-winning Cuban guitarist Manuel Galban, 80, a Grammy-winning Cuban guitarist who rose to international fame as a member of the Buena Vista Social Club, died Thursday of a heart attack in Havana. Born in 1931 in Gibara, in the eastern...
  • PASSINGS: Joe Lee Wilson, Helen Beverley, Martin Weinberger, Jolene Combs

    Joe Lee Wilson, 75, a jazz vocalist who performed with saxophonists Sonny Rollins and Archie Shepp and trumpeters Miles Davis and Freddie Hubbard and hosted a thriving loft club in New York City in the 1970s, died July 17 at his home in Brighton, England,...
  • PASSINGS: Mark Tulin

    PASSINGS: Mark Tulin
    Mark Tulin Electric Prunes bassist Mark Tulin, 62, bassist for the Electric Prunes, a short-lived 1960s garage band best known for their distortion-filled psychedelic-acid rock single "I Had Too Much to Dream (Last Night)," died Saturday in Avalon after...
  • Tom Garvin dies at 67; versatile jazz pianist, composer

    Tom Garvin dies at 67; versatile jazz pianist, composer
    Tom Garvin, a jazz pianist and composer-arranger who was best known as an exceptional accompanist, died July 31 at an assisted living facility in Encino. He was 67. The cause was cancer, which diagnosed three years ago, said Tom Mitchell, a close friend....
  • Nick Ashford of Ashford & Simpson songwriting team dies at 70

    Nick Ashford of Ashford & Simpson songwriting team dies at 70
    Nick Ashford, half of the Motown songwriting duo Ashford & Simpson that penned elegant, soulful classics for singers Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye and funk hits for Chaka Khan and others, died Monday, his former publicist said. He was 70. Ashford, who along...