| Nov 7, 2012
Frances Hashimoto, one of Little Tokyo's most influential business leaders who fought to preserve the neighborhood's Japanese cultural traditions and who invented the popular fusion dessert known as mochi ice cream, died of lung cancer Sunday at her...
| Aug 26, 2012
James Fogle, a career criminal and writer who blew every chance he had to go straight, including the brief period after his manuscript about a band of outlaw junkies, "Drugstore Cowboy," was made into a well-regarded 1989 movie, died in prison Thursday in...
| Sep 13, 2012
The war on cancer is poised to enter a new phase that promises more precise treatments, fewer side effects and, most of all, more survivors.
And none too soon. Although death rates from many cancers have slowly but steadily declined over the decades,...
| Sep 13, 2012
Cancer is running out of places to hide. A new blood test can ferret out a single cancer cell tucked away among a billion healthy cells. Radiologists are using crystal-clear 3-D mammograms to find suspicious spots and lumps that they never could have seen...
| Jun 3, 2012
Less than three weeks after nosy neighbor Mrs. McCluskey succumbed to lung cancer on the series finale of "Desperate Housewives," Kathryn Joosten — the actress who won two Emmy Awards for portraying the television character — has died of the...
| Jun 9, 2012
Fashion designer Nolan Miller put a bra-less Farrah Fawcett in a see-through blouse for "Charlie's Angels," Tina Louise in a slinky nude-beige evening dress for "Gilligan's Island" and Elizabeth Taylor in violet gowns for her "Passion" perfume...
| Jul 13, 2012
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...
| Jul 22, 2012
Jacqueline Piatigorsky was born into the Rothschild banking clan and grew up in a palace in Paris, but her silver spoon came with a ball and shackles. She rarely left her sumptuous homes and was dominated by a callous nanny. She felt invisible to her...
| Jul 24, 2012
| 10:47 PM
Chad Everett, a ruggedly handsome actor who played young Dr. Joe Gannon on the TV drama "Medical Center," has died. He was 75.
Everett died Tuesday at his home in the Los Angeles area after battling lung cancer, his daughter Katherine Thorp told the...
| Feb 3, 2012
During a five-decade career, Polish poet Wislawa Szymborska had so rarely appeared in public that a newspaper dubbed her the "Greta Garbo of poetry" after the notoriously private actress.
But in 1996, Poland's most reticent literary icon was forced to...
| Feb 27, 2012
Bonnie Addario didn't even know there was a word for what was happening to her. As if lung cancer weren't bad enough, the 54-year-old had lost 30 pounds off her normally 130-pound frame. Her life was limited to her husband's Barcalounger, where she had to...