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  • Bruce Surtees dies at 74; cinematographer worked with Eastwood and Fosse

    Bruce Surtees dies at 74; cinematographer worked with Eastwood and Fosse
    Early in his career as one of Hollywood's top cinematographers, Bruce Surtees became known for his artful use of low-level, moody lighting in films such as Don Siegel's "The Beguiled" and "Dirty Harry" and Bob Fosse's "Lenny." Surtees, 74, who received...
  • Bill Skiles dies at 79; half of the comedy team Skiles and Henderson

    Bill Skiles dies at 79; half of the comedy team Skiles and Henderson
    Bill Skiles, the wacky half of the Skiles and Henderson comedy duo, who entertained audiences for five decades with his sound effects, mimicry and improvised musical instruments, died Monday at his home in St. Cloud, Fla. He was 79. The cause was...
  • James Arness dies at 88; TV's Marshal Dillon on landmark 'Gunsmoke' series

    James Arness dies at 88; TV's Marshal Dillon on landmark 'Gunsmoke' series
    James Arness, the towering actor best known for portraying Marshal Matt Dillon, the strong and commanding symbol of frontier justice on the landmark TV western series "Gunsmoke," died Friday. He was 88. Arness died of natural causes at his home in...
  • Harry Jackson dies at 87; Western artist created famed John Wayne sculpture

    Harry Jackson dies at 87; Western artist created famed John Wayne sculpture
    Harry Jackson, an acclaimed Western artist who created the bronze equestrian sculpture of cowboy movie legend John Wayne that was installed in front of what was then the Great Western Savings & Loan office building on Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills...
  • Norma 'Duffy' Lyon dies at 81; Midwestern butter sculptor

    Norma 'Duffy' Lyon dies at 81; Midwestern butter sculptor
    In the high-cholesterol world of Midwestern state fairs, where dairy cows crowd 4-H barns and no food can escape the deep fryer, Norma "Duffy" Lyon was a giant. For more than four decades, she was the queen of the butter sculpture. Cows. Elvis. John...
  • Dennis Hopper dies at 74; actor directed counterculture classic 'Easy Rider'

    Dennis Hopper dies at 74; actor directed counterculture classic 'Easy Rider'
    Dennis Hopper, the maverick director and costar of the landmark 1969 counterculture film classic "Easy Rider" whose drug- and alcohol-fueled reputation as a Hollywood bad boy preceded his return to sobriety and a career resurgence in the films " Hoosiers"...
  • Jackson, Wyoming's abundant natural wonders

    Jackson, Wyoming's abundant natural wonders
    Rolling through Jackson Hole on the way into Grand Teton National Park for the first time, I spotted a boy on the cycle path alongside the road. His family was a few yards behind him, and the Tetons were off to his left, their ragged, snowy peaks jutting...
  • John Wayne caught 'Between Scenes' with photographer Phil Stern

     
    "John Wayne:Between Scenes," exhibit of personal and private photos by Phil Stern at the Phil Stern Gallery downtown L.A....
  • John Wayne Airport to get upgraded full-body scanners

     
    John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana will be the latest Southern California airport to receive the full-body scanners that can screen passengers without creating what looks like a nude image of them. The Transportation Security Administration confirmed last...
  • Famed Arches restaurant closes after 90 years

     
    The Arches restaurant, a Newport Beach institution for nearly 90 years, abruptly closed last week for unknown reasons. A company representative confirmed that the business on Westcliff Drive closed Wednesday night. The phone s disconnected and the doors...
  • Airlines pocket $1.5 billion in luggage and reservation change fees

     
    While the nation's airlines continue to blame higher fuel costs for cutting into profits, the industry continues to pocket hefty revenue from fees. The country's largest airlines collected $1.5 billion in fees from checked luggage and reservation change...