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  • Lee Rich dies at 93; advertising executive became a top TV producer

    Lee Rich dies at 93; advertising executive became a top TV producer
    He was a former advertising executive who became one of television's top producers, bringing powerhouse shows such as "Dallas," "Knots Landing" and "The Waltons" into American homes in the 1970s and '80s. Lee Rich, co-founder and former president of...
  • An appreciation: Doug Dillard was 'my mentor,' John McEuen says

     
    Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's John McEuen praises banjo player Doug Dillard as "my mentor." Doug Dillard helped inspire many young fans, including McEuen and Steve Martin, to take up the banjo....
  • Dillard & Clark: Celebrating an unsung L.A. country rock classic

     
    Banjo player Doug Dillard, who died on Thursday, was known for his work with the Dillards, but fans of Los Angeles country rock know him for his collaboration with Gene Clark, "The Fantastic Expedition of Dillard & Clark." Times pop music critic Randall...
  • Doug Dillard dies at 75; banjo player, member of the Dillards band

    Doug Dillard dies at 75; banjo player, member of the Dillards band
    Bluegrass banjo pioneer Earl Scruggs answered a knock at the door of his Nashville home in 1953 to find an eager-looking banjo enthusiast on the porch asking Scruggs to put a set of his special tuner keys on the young man's instrument. "He was so...
  • Banjo picker Doug Dillard dies at 75; appeared on 'Andy Griffith'

     
    Bluegrass banjo player Doug Dillard has died at 75. With the Dillards, Doug Dillard helped popularize bluegrass music in the 1960s during appearances on "The Andy Griffith Show" and contributed to the birth of country-rock music....
  • George Lindsey dies at 83; 'The Andy Griffith Show's' Goober Pyle

    George Lindsey dies at 83; 'The Andy Griffith Show's' Goober Pyle
    George Lindsey, the Southern-born character actor who played dim hayseed Goober Pyle, the genial gas station auto mechanic on "The Andy Griffith Show" and "Mayberry R.F.D.," died early Sunday morning. He was 83. Lindsey, who later was a regular on the...
  • George Lindsey, TV's 'Goober,' eulogized by Andy Griffith

     
    George Lindsey, the character actor who died Sunday at age 83, got a warm tribute from his pal and former costar, Andy Griffith....
  • 'Zou Bisou Bisou': 'Mad Men' attempts to boost a '60s French pop hit

     
    "Zou Bisou Bisou" is the French pop tune featured in the season premiere of "Mad Men." But will all the talk on Twitter make "Zou Bisou Bisou" a legitimate hit?...
  • 'The Simpsons': Q&A with Matt Groening on reaching 500 episodes

     
    "The Simpsons" aired its 500th episode Sunday, including a cameo from Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. A week earlier, L.A. Times TV critic Robert Lloyd sat down with "Simpsons" creator Matt Groening for an interview....
  • Hot Property: Dennis Quaid sells Pacific Palisades estate

    Hot Property: Dennis Quaid sells Pacific Palisades estate
    Actor Dennis Quaid has sold his equestrian estate in Pacific Palisades for $9.5 million. The French country-style main house, built in 2004, sits on two acres with a second house, a studio, a barn, a corral and a year-round creek. A beam-ceilinged living...
  • Dreaming of a white Christmas at former Bing Crosby estate

    Dreaming of a white Christmas at former Bing Crosby estate
    A Toluca Lake home still referred to as the Bing Crosby Estate despite a succession of other entertainment industry owners has sold for $4.02 million. The singer and actor lived on the property from 1936 until early January 1943, when the 20-room house...