| Jun 25, 2011
Television and film music composer Fred Steiner, creator of the bold and gritty theme for the "Perry Mason" TV series and one of the composers of the Oscar-nominated score for "The Color Purple," has died. He was 88.
Steiner died of natural causes...
| Mar 9, 2011
Jean Bartel, a former UCLA student who became Miss America of 1943 and was credited with selling $2.5 million in war bonds, has died. She was 87.
Bartel died in her sleep Sunday at her Brentwood home, said actress Lee Meriwether, the 1955 Miss America...
| Nov 4, 2011
Character actor in dozens of TV, film projects
Sid Melton, 94, a character actor perhaps best known for his roles in the hit television shows "Green Acres" and "The Danny Thomas Show," died of pneumonia Wednesday at Providence St. Joseph...
| Nov 5, 2009
| 4:32 PM
Nov. 5, 1959: An artistâs concept of Dodger Stadium. Look at all the parking! "We have submitted plans for what we believe will be the most beautiful sports stadium in the world, in keeping with the best interest of the community," Walter O'Malley says....
| 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....
| Sep 12, 2009
Larry Gelbart, the award-winning comedy writer best known for developing the landmark TV series "MASH," co-writing the book for the hit Broadway musical "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" and co-writing the classic movie comedy "Tootsie,"...
| Jul 28, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Susan Reimer's column about pioneering female journalist Helen Thomas makes light of Ms. Thomas' vicious comments about Jews that ended her career ("Helen Thomas opened journalism for women," July 25).
Ms. Thomas' views were not simply "intemperate" and...
| Jan 21, 2013
| 2:30 AM
| Apr 1, 2012
| 8:49 PM
Charles Edward Johnson, 78, of Hagerstown, Md., went to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, March 30, 2012, at Meritus Medical Center.
Born July 22, 1933, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Maurice Needy and Helen Irene (Schmidt) Johnson Sr....
| Oct 9, 2012
| 3:14 PM
George Platt, a former New York theatrical producer who became a promotions director for a garden supply firm, died of renal failure Oct. 6 at Envoy Rehabilitation and Nursing in Pikesville. He was 90 and lived in Owings Mills.
Born in Baltimore, he...
| Feb 3, 2012
| 10:56 PM
Newport Beach resident Mike Talbot, Universal Space Lines LLC president and chief executive, as a California State Military Reserve major received the California Medal of Merit presented by Col. Marc Breslow, Regional Support Command South commander....