| May 7, 2013
| 7:15 PM
Prolific character actor James Whitmore appeared in countless films ("The Asphalt Jungle," "The Shawshank Redemption") and TV series ("The Twilight Zone") in his six -decade career, earning Oscar nominations for 1949's "Battleground" and 1975's "Give...
| Apr 20, 2013
| 4:47 PM
On Saturday afternoon at the L.A. Times Festival of Books, I was sitting cheek-by-jowl with hundreds of sweaty book lovers in USC's Bovard Auditorium. But for a moment I could have been in a New Jersey living room in 1975, watching "The Carol Burnett...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 3:06 PM
For Dr. Antronette K. Yancey, a UCLA public health professor, exercise could be fun and done in short bursts in the workplace, schools and even places of worship.
Her campaign to urge people to incorporate physical activity into their daily lives led to...
| Apr 9, 2013
Victor Carranza, known as the "Emerald King" of Colombia, who built a near monopoly in trade in the precious gems and survived at least two assassination attempts along the way, died of lung cancer Thursday at a Bogota hospital. He was 77.
| Dec 19, 2012
| 7:34 PM
As the eldest son, born to Vietnam's most legendary singing family, Duy Quang stepped lithely on stage and held his audience enthralled. His voice amplified the ballads of yesteryear, many from his father, composer Pham Duy, who knew how to......
| Jun 2, 2012
| 4:38 PM
Kathryn Joosten, best known as the cranky neighbor on "Desperate Housewives," died Saturday of lung cancer at her Westlake Village home, her daughter-in-law, Jeremy Joosten, told The Times. She was 72....
| Jun 27, 2012
| 4:37 PM
A Bengal tiger that once belonged to pop icon Michael Jackson died of lung cancer at Tippi Hedren's Los Angeles-area wildlife preserve, the actress confirmed to The Times....
| Nov 10, 2012
| 10:43 PM
For their research into lung cancer, a pair of California high-school students will share a $6,000 scholarship – and a chance to compete at the national finals in December – in what is billed as the nation’s top science research...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 9:14 AM
Maintaining control of when and how they die is an important desire for those who wish to avoid burdening loved ones at the end of their lives....
| Apr 4, 2012
As a child crossing the English Channel with his family to immigrate to America, Peter M. Douglas was mesmerized by the churning seas and his first sighting of a whale, an experience that he said forged an "intangible, unbreakable, lifelong bond" with the...
| Mar 22, 2012
John Cowles Jr., 82, scion of a Minneapolis newspaper family and philanthropist who helped shaped the cultural landscape of the Twin Cities, died of lung cancer Saturday at his home in Minneapolis.
His death was reported by the Minneapolis Star Tribune,...