| Jun 25, 2011
It's as if he has a superhero secret identity: On the Caltech campus, Ahmed Zewail is a mild-mannered Egyptian American professor of chemistry and physics who won the Nobel Prize for cracking the secrets of molecules with femtosecond spectroscopy (a...
| Sep 28, 2011
David Zelag Goodman, a screenwriter best known for such 1970s films as the controversial psychological thriller "Straw Dogs" and "Lovers and Other Strangers," a comedy that earned him an Oscar nomination, has died. He was 81.
Goodman died Monday at an...
| Apr 1, 2011
Gil Clancy, 88, a boxing trainer who helped lead Emile Griffith to welterweight and middleweight titles, died Thursday at an assisted-living facility on Long Island, N.Y., his family said.
Born in Rockaway Beach, N.Y., in...
| Nov 8, 2011
Joe Frazier, the heavyweight boxing champion who in 1971 became the first fighter to defeat Muhammad Ali, then lost two epic rematches including a ferocious battle known as the "Thrilla in Manila," died Monday night. He was 67.
Smokin' Joe, as he was...
| Jul 24, 2010
| 8:58 PM
Blues guitarist and singer
Phillip Walker, 73, a blues guitarist and singer who backed such stars as Etta James and Lowell Fulson, died of heart failure Thursday in Palm Springs, said Marc Lipkin, publicity director for Alligator Records....
| Feb 2, 2012
Angelo Dundee, who trained the two most celebrated fighters of his era, Muhammad Ali and Sugar Ray Leonard, and 15 world champions in all in a Hall of Fame career that began in 1952, has died. He was 90.
Dundee died Wednesday at a Clearwater, Fla.,...
| May 2, 2011
Argentine writer presided over probe of rulers
Argentine writer Ernesto Sabato, 99, a widely admired intellectual who presided over a probe into the crimes committed by the nation's military rulers, died Saturday of complications from...
| Mar 21, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Savion Glover’s California tour, which brings him to the Valley Performing Arts Center on Saturday, is called “Bare Soundz” and will involve two other dancers as well as elements of flamenco. He says his goal for this show is “to...
| Oct 10, 2011
| 4:33 PM
It started out as the 10 greatest L.A. sports figures of all time, but after getting 1,712 ballots, we are expanding it to the top 20. It is quite the eclectic group, a nice mix of announcers, coaches, athletes and......
| Oct 10, 2011
| 4:32 PM
Jazz musician Herbie Hancock is one of three recipients of the annual lifetime achievement award from the California African American Museum, organizers have announced. Hancock will be honored alongside choreographer Donald McKayle and visual-artist Betye...
| Oct 24, 2011
| 9:36 PM
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