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  • Frank L. Fouce dies at 85; brought theater, TV to Latino audiences

    Frank L. Fouce dies at 85; brought theater, TV to Latino audiences
    Frank L. Fouce, an impresario of Spanish-language entertainment who turned downtown's historic Million Dollar Theater into a prestigious venue for a burgeoning Latino market and helped launch the television network that became Univision, died Sept. 22 in Los Angeles. He was 85.
  • Film academy marks 90th year of 'Safety Last,' Hollywood sign

    Film academy marks 90th year of 'Safety Last,' Hollywood sign
    Back in 1923, silent-film clown Harold Lloyd had one of his greatest successes with "Safety Last," which features the iconic sequence of him dangling off a clock on a high-rise in downtown Los Angeles. That same year, the symbol of moviemaking — the...

    PASSINGS: Jack Hanlon dies at 96; former child star

    PASSINGS: Jack Hanlon dies at 96; former child star
    Jack Hanlon, 96, a former child actor who had roles in the 1926 silent film "The General" and in two 1927 "Our Gang" comedies, died Thursday at an assisted living center in Las Vegas, family members said. "He was in good physical shape until two...

    Dann Cahn dies at 89; editor on 'I Love Lucy'

    Dann Cahn dies at 89; editor on 'I Love Lucy'
    Using a newly developed editing machine that he dubbed the "three-headed monster," Dann Cahn pioneered multi-camera editing on sitcoms in the 1950s while helping to craft a classic, "I Love Lucy." "Lucy" broke ground in television by employing three...

    As Santa Anita meet opens, a look back at the racetrack's history

    As Santa Anita meet opens, a look back at the racetrack's history
    Santa Anita once ran a promotional campaign that should never have been abandoned. It teased and tickled and remains a message of pride for Southern California horse racing fans. "What do you open the day after Christmas?" The sport that spends much...