| May 6, 2009
Dom DeLuise, the mirthful, moon-faced comic actor who provided frequent comedic support in television variety shows of the 1960s and '70s and in movies starring Mel Brooks and Burt Reynolds, has died. He was 75.
DeLuise died Monday evening at St. John'...
| Jan 9, 2009
Cheryl Holdridge, the beautiful blond actress who first gained fame as a Mouseketeer on TV's "The Mickey Mouse Club" in the 1950s, has died. She was 64.
Holdridge died Tuesday at her home in Santa Monica after a two-year battle with lung cancer, said...
| Jan 15, 2009
Patrick McGoohan, a two-time Emmy Award-winning actor who starred as a British spy in the 1960s TV series "Secret Agent" and gained cult status later in the decade as the star of the enigmatic series "The Prisoner," has died. He was 80.
| Jun 23, 2008
George Carlin, the acerbic, Grammy-winning comedian whose career spanned more than 50 years, died of heart failure Sunday evening after being admitted to the hospital complaining of chest pains, his spokesman said. He was 71.
Carlin, who had a history of...
| Jun 23, 2008
| 12:24 PM
Friends and colleagues today mourned George Carlin, the acerbic, Grammy-winning comedian whose career spanned more than 50 years.
Carlin, 71, died of heart failure after being taken to St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica on Sunday evening. The...
| Jan 15, 2008
Before actor Dennis Quaid went to bed Nov. 18, he gave one last call to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where his newborn twins were being treated for staph infections.
"Oh, they're fine," Quaid recalled a nurse telling him about 9 p.m. "They're just fine."...
| Dec 3, 2009
Robert Berke, an activist lawyer known for battling government injustice, particularly in defense of poor clients and victims of police misconduct, died Saturday at St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica after a sudden illness. He was 61.
The cause was...
| Dec 6, 2009
William A. Wilson, a Los Angeles businessman and a member of President Reagan's "kitchen cabinet" who was appointed the first U.S. ambassador to the Vatican, has died. He was 95.
Wilson died early Saturday in Carmel Valley, Calif., where he had a home,...
| Jun 26, 2009
Farrah Fawcett, who soared to fame as a national sex symbol in the late 1970s on television's campy "Charlie's Angels" and in a swimsuit poster that showcased her feathery mane and made her a generation's favorite pinup, died Thursday. She was 62....
| Jul 2, 2009
Harve Presnell, the commanding baritone who starred in such Broadway musicals as "The Unsinkable Molly Brown" and "Annie," died of pancreatic cancer Tuesday at St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica, according to his agent, Gregg Klein. The actor was...
| Dec 19, 2009
Dan O'Bannon, the acclaimed science fiction/horror film screenwriter who was best known for writing the blockbuster hit "Alien" and who also directed and wrote the zombie fest "The Return of the Living Dead," has died. He was 63.