| Oct 8, 2010
Opera singer also was on Broadway
Dolores Wilson, 82, a soprano who found fame on the opera stage and later on Broadway, died Sept. 28, said Jordan Strohl, an administrator at the Lillian Booth Actors Fund Home in Englewood, N.J., where...
| Nov 4, 2010
Monica Johnson, a film and television writer best known for her screenwriting partnership with writer-director Albert Brooks on "Modern Romance," "Lost in America" and other comedies starring Brooks, has died. She was 64.
Johnson, a Palm Springs...
| Feb 4, 2012
Patricia A. Disney
Philanthropist, ex-wife of Walt Disney's nephew Roy
Patricia A. Disney, 77, who grew up as a neighbor of Roy E. Disney in Toluca Lake and was married to him for more than 50 years, died Friday of Alzheimer's disease, her family...
| Jan 2, 2011
Denis Dutton, a scholar, author and Internet trailblazer who founded Arts & Letters Daily, a pithy website that links thousands of devoted followers around the world to smart, provocative writing online about books, culture and ideas, died Tuesday in...
| May 30, 2010
Dennis Hopper, the maverick director and costar of the landmark 1969 counterculture film classic "Easy Rider" whose drug- and alcohol-fueled reputation as a Hollywood bad boy preceded his return to sobriety and a career resurgence in the films " Hoosiers"...
| Dec 22, 2010
Eugene Goldwasser, the biochemist who isolated and purified the anti- anemia protein erythropoietin — arguably the most important biological drug since insulin — died Friday at his home in Chicago of kidney failure associated with prostate...
| Jun 9, 2010
Veteran Hollywood publicist and political activist Stephen M. Rivers died Tuesday after a lengthy bout with prostate cancer. He was 55.
Over the span of his publicity career, Rivers represented some of the most recognizable names in entertainment,...
| Jun 23, 2010
Edwin S. Munger, a longtime geography professor at Caltech whose specialty was Africa and race relations on the continent, has died. He was 88.
Munger died June 15 of prostate cancer at his home in Pasadena, said his wife, Ann.
A visiting lecturer at...
| Jun 14, 2010
Hans H. Baerwald
Retired UCLA professor,
scholar of Japanese politics
Hans H. Baerwald, 82, a retired UCLA professor and scholar of Japanese politics, died June 2 at his home in Pope Valley, Calif., the university announced. He had prostate cancer....
| Mar 3, 2011
Wally Kaname Yonamine, the first American to play professional baseball in Japan after World War II and a former running back for the San Francisco 49ers, has died. He was 85 and had prostate cancer.
Yonamine died Monday at a Honolulu retirement home,...
| Jul 18, 2011
John Mosca, proprietor of a two-room roadhouse near New Orleans famed for its Italian-style garlicky shrimp, oysters, chicken and marinated crab dishes, has died. He was 86.
Mosca died Wednesday at his home in suburban Harahan, said his daughter, Lisa...