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  • PASSINGS: Jon Lord, Bob Babbitt, Donald J. Sobol

    PASSINGS: Jon Lord, Bob Babbitt, Donald J. Sobol
    Jon Lord Deep Purple keyboard player Jon Lord, 71, a British keyboardist for Deep Purple and Whitesnake, died in London on Monday of a pulmonary embolism after a battle with pancreatic cancer, said a statement on his official website. Lord co-wrote...
  • Wesley Brown dies at 85; first black graduate of Naval Academy

    Wesley Brown dies at 85; first black graduate of Naval Academy
    Retired Lt. Cmdr. Wesley Brown, the first African American graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, died Tuesday in Silver Spring, Md., the Naval Academy's alumni association announced from Annapolis, Md. He was 85 and had cancer. A 1949 graduate, Brown was...
  • Judith Wallerstein dies at 90; psychologist was described by Time magazine as the 'godmother of the backlash against divorce'

    Judith Wallerstein dies at 90; psychologist was described by Time magazine as the 'godmother of the backlash against divorce'
    In 1970, preschool teachers asked Marin County psychologist Judith Wallerstein how to deal with a rash of children who couldn't sleep, cried constantly or were too aggressive with playmates. The common denominator, the teachers said, was that the...
  • David Rakoff dies at 47; Thurber Prize-winning humorist

    David Rakoff dies at 47; Thurber Prize-winning humorist
    David Rakoff, a humorist whose cynical outlook on life and culture earned him the 2011 Thurber Prize for American Humor, died Thursday in New York City after a long illness. He was 47. The statement from Doubleday and Anchor Books announcing his death...
  • Mel Stuart dies at 83; 'Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory' director

    Mel Stuart dies at 83; 'Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory' director
    Mel Stuart had firmly established himself as an Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker in the 1960s when his daughter Madeline, a big fan of Roald Dahl's "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," insisted he turn the popular children's book into a movie....
  • PASSINGS: George Murdock, Charles 'Skip' Pitts

    PASSINGS: George Murdock, Charles 'Skip' Pitts
    George Murdock Character actor often played the 'heavy' George Murdock, 81, a veteran character actor who had a recurring role as Lt. Scanlon on the television sitcom "Barney Miller" and played God in the 1989 film "Star Trek V: The Final Frontier,"...
  • Willis Edwards dies at 66; L.A. civil rights activist

    Willis Edwards dies at 66; L.A. civil rights activist
    Willis Edwards, a civil rights and political activist in Los Angeles' African American community and the former leader of the Beverly Hills-Hollywood branch of the NAACP who was a controversial force behind its entertainment industry Image Awards, has...
  • Calvin Hicks dies at 71; his photos chronicled black life in L.A.

    Calvin Hicks dies at 71; his photos chronicled black life in L.A.
    Calvin Hicks, a photographer who documented the nuances of daily African American life in Los Angeles and co-founded an association and gallery to preserve and display the work of black photographers, died May 20 at Ronald Reagan-UCLA Medical Center after...
  • PASSINGS: Pedro Borbon, Mary Perry

    PASSINGS: Pedro Borbon, Mary Perry
    Pedro Borbon Pitcher helped Reds win 2 World Series Pedro Borbon, 65, a right-hander who pitched 10 years for the Cincinnati Reds and helped the team win back-to-back World Series titles, died of cancer Monday at his home in Pharr, Texas, his family...
  • Suzy Gershman dies at 64; breezy 'Born to Shop' series author

    Suzy Gershman dies at 64; breezy 'Born to Shop' series author
    In the mid-1980s Suzy Gershman was having lunch in Beverly Hills with three friends — all ladies who loved to shop — when she hatched the idea: She would write a shopping guide that would make her readers "feel as if we've met for lunch and I'...
  • On the frontier of medical pot to treat boy's epilepsy

    On the frontier of medical pot to treat boy's epilepsy
    MODESTO —Topamax. Depakote. Phenobarbital. The list goes on. Before Jayden David turned 5, he had tried a dozen powerful medications to tame a rare form of epilepsy. The side effects were devastating. There were grand mal seizures that lasted...