| Dec 4, 2008
You now have no excuse not to have seen some of the greatest classics of film. No more mumbling vague generalities in conversations with your cinéaste friends, then scrambling to catch up with the DVDs, because this weekend the American Cinematheque is...
| Jan 30, 2009
| 3:53 PM
As a starstruck 14-year-old living in Far Rockaway, Long Island, I began an obsession with Elizabeth Taylor. I cut out every picture of her (I still have the file all these years later) from every magazine and newspaper listed in the Readers Guide to...
| Feb 12, 2009
Eric Monti, the former longtime golf pro at Hillcrest Country Club in Los Angeles who won three PGA tournaments in the 1950s and early '60s, died Feb. 1 of prostate cancer at his home in Laguna Woods, according to his son-in-law, Tony Benach. He was 91....
| May 30, 2008
Harvey Korman, an Emmy-winning comedic actor best known for playing the self-described "luminous second banana" for a decade on television's "The Carol Burnett Show" and for starring in such Mel Brooks films as "Blazing Saddles," has died. He was 81....
| Sep 30, 2009
It's the cake that has fueled hundreds of thousands of birthdays, weddings and office parties across Los Angeles.
You've probably had it: two layers of soft yellow sponge cake that sandwich a filling of fresh strawberries and fluffy whipped cream,...
| Nov 5, 2009
Carl Ballantine, the "amazing" comedy magician and character actor who was part of the World War II PT boat crew on the 1960s sitcom "McHale's Navy," has died. He was 92.
Ballantine died in his sleep of age-related causes Tuesday at his home in the...
| Jun 8, 2009
Dr. Nathan Friedman, a pioneering periodontist and USC professor of dentistry who developed a groundbreaking curriculum in the 1960s aimed at helping apprehensive patients overcome their fear of dental work, has died. He was 97.
Friedman died May 27 in...
| Jan 18, 2004
Children of the '50s and '60s may remember "Tubby the Tuba" -- the story, set to music, of a very shy brass instrument in a symphony orchestra. All Tubby wants is a solo. If his saga rings a bell, however, it's probably because of the narrator of the 1947...
| Apr 27, 1989
Lucille Ball, the leggy showgirl, model and B-grade movie queen whose pumpkin hair and genius for comedy made her an icon of television, died early Wednesday, a week after undergoing emergency heart surgery.
The co-creator and star of " I Love Lucy," a...
| Aug 16, 1987
THE KITCHEN OF THE Santa Barbara condominium is filled with the scent of warming cheeses, fresh bread and hand-ground lamb. Paul Child, a retired diplomat, opens a bottle of California Chardonnay. A breeze blows in from the Pacific.
His wife is...
| Jan 2, 2013
| 4:47 PM
Angie Harmon has a large fan base for “Law & Order” and TNT's “Rizzoli & Isles.” Now she'll be putting her stardom to use as a UNICEF ambassador. Through public-service announcements, she will try to raise awareness about child...