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  • Med Flory dies at 87; alto saxophonist and actor founded Grammy-winning jazz group Supersax

    Med Flory dies at 87; alto saxophonist and actor founded Grammy-winning jazz group Supersax
    Med Flory, an alto saxophonist and founder of the Grammy-winning jazz group Supersax in addition to being an actor who appeared on numerous TV series, has died. He was 87. His son, Rex, who cared for his father during several years of heart maladies,...
  • Larry Scott dies at 75; champion bodybuilder

    Larry Scott dies at 75; champion bodybuilder
    Larry Scott wasn't exactly a 98-pound weakling — he weighed in at 120 — but his life changed forever after he ran across a stack of bodybuilding magazines in an Idaho city dump. The scrawny 16-year-old started working out in private, doing...
  • Drino Miller dies at 72; off-road racing pioneer, engine designer

    Drino Miller dies at 72; off-road racing pioneer, engine designer
    Caked with sweat and the desert sand that had been lashing his face over hundreds of miles, Drino Miller rolled his hopped-up dune buggy to a stop. He was nine miles from the finish line of the 1970 Mexican 1000 – a grueling test for man and machine...
  • Roy Simmons dies at 57; NFL player later came out as gay

    Roy Simmons dies at 57; NFL player later came out as gay
    The ability to disguise is valued in football, as it is essential to fooling an opponent. In a sense, offensive lineman Roy Simmons was better at concealing than most. Simmons hid his homosexuality from his New York Giants and Washington Redskins...
  • Jim Lange dies at 81; best-known as host of 'The Dating Game'

    Jim Lange dies at 81; best-known as host of 'The Dating Game'
    Jim Lange was the original and best-known host of a television show that has come to be identified with the swinging late 1960s and 1970s: "The Dating Game." "We were really the first reality show," he said in a 2002 Times interview, "paving the way for...
  • Wu Tianming dies at 74; Chinese director shook up state-run studio

    Wu Tianming dies at 74; Chinese director shook up state-run studio
    BEIJING — In the mid-1980s, Wu Tianming's star was on the rise. With China opening up to the world after the Cultural Revolution and Mao Tse-tung's death, he had found success as director of movies including "Life" and "The Old Well" and as the head...
  • Justin Kaplan dies at 88; Pulitzer-winning Mark Twain biographer

    Justin Kaplan dies at 88; Pulitzer-winning Mark Twain biographer
    Justin Kaplan, an author and cultural historian who wrote a definitive, Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of Mark Twain and spiced the popular canon as general editor of Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, has died. He was 88. Kaplan died Sunday at Mount...
  • Stanley Rubin dies at 96; prolific writer-producer of TV and film

    Stanley Rubin dies at 96; prolific writer-producer of TV and film
    There was a 69-year gap between the time that Stanley Rubin enrolled at UCLA in hopes of launching a writing career and 2006, when he actually graduated. And during that seven-decade break in schooling, the prolific film and television writer and...
  • Norman Yonemoto dies at 67; L.A. artist created video installations

    Norman Yonemoto dies at 67; L.A. artist created video installations
    Norman Yonemoto, a Los Angeles artist who along with his younger brother, Bruce, created innovative video installations that often explored mass media, Hollywood and other forms of pop culture, has died. He was 67. Yonemoto died Friday at his home in...
  • Alain Resnais dies at 91; French New Wave filmmaker

    Alain Resnais dies at 91; French New Wave filmmaker
    Alain Resnais, the French filmmaker whose intellectual experiments with time, memory and imagination yielded such celebrated films as "Last Year at Marienbad," has died. He was 91. Resnais was editing drafts of his next project even from his hospital...
  • Dale Gardner dies at 65; spacewalker on first satellite rescue mission

    Dale Gardner dies at 65; spacewalker on first satellite rescue mission
    Wearing a nitrogen-powered jet pack, Dale Gardner stepped from the space shuttle, alone and untethered, 224 miles above Earth. Armed with a 5-foot probe called a stinger, Gardner drifted toward a wayward satellite, the Westar 6, which was spinning...