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  • Tony Lip dies at 82; character actor known for mob roles

    Tony Lip dies at 82; character actor known for mob roles
    Tony Lip, 82, a veteran character actor known for playing mob roles on "The Sopranos" television show and in films, died Friday at a hospital in Teaneck, N.J. Family members told New Jersey's Record newspaper that Lip, a resident of Paramus, N.J., had been in failing health in recent years.
  • Von Freeman dies at 88; jazz tenor saxophonist with singular sound

    Von Freeman dies at 88; jazz tenor saxophonist with singular sound
    Von Freeman was revered as a tenor saxophonist but was never a major star, worshiped by critics but perpetually strapped for cash. He seemed to purposely avoid commercial success. When trumpeter Miles Davis phoned Freeman in the 1950s looking for a...

    Maria Cole dies at 89; singer was widow of Nat King Cole

    Maria Cole dies at 89; singer was widow of Nat King Cole
    Maria Cole, the widow of music legend Nat King Cole and the mother of singer Natalie Cole whose own singing career included a stint as vocalist for Duke Ellington's orchestra in the mid-1940s, has died. She was 89. Cole died Tuesday at a hospice in...

    Angus Scrimm, ‘Phantasm’s’ Tall Man, still a striking presence

     
    Angus Scrimm always thought that he would be the star of “sophisticated, witty drawing-room comedies.” But instead of making people ...

    Southern California Close-Ups: Pasadena and environs

    Southern California Close-Ups: Pasadena and environs
    First published on Nov. 27, 2011. Revised and expanded in early 2012. It's 1922, and nothing much is up in Pasadena. Not among the orange groves, not along the leafy streets. Just as the little old ladies like it. But wait. Down in the Arroyo Seco, a...