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  • Gregory White Smith dies at 62; co-wrote Jackson Pollock biography

     Gregory White Smith dies at 62; co-wrote Jackson Pollock biography
    Gregory White Smith, a Harvard-trained lawyer, businessman, philanthropist and Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer who raised hackles in the art world with an intensely psychological examination of the life and work of Jackson Pollock, has died. He was 62....
  • Jesse Winchester dies at 69; singer and songwriter

    Jesse Winchester dies at 69; singer and songwriter
    Jesse Winchester, 69, a U.S.-born singer who established himself in Canada after dodging the Vietnam War and who went on to write songs covered by Elvis Costello, Jimmy Buffett and Joan Baez, died of bladder cancer Friday at his home in Charlottesville,...
  • Coachella 2014 Live: L.A. Times brings you the best of the fest

    Coachella 2014 Live: L.A. Times brings you the best of the fest
    Coachella 2014 is finally here. Time to check out our official survival guide and read about the 10 must-see up-and-coming acts at the festival.  Whether you’re at Coachella or just wishing you were, follow along as our reporters share photos,...
  • Peter Matthiessen dies at 86; novelist and naturalist

    Peter Matthiessen dies at 86; novelist and naturalist
    In interviews, Peter Matthiessen always had to answer, in his correct, patrician tones, a question seldom put to other writers: Just what kind of writer, exactly, are you? The confusion was understandable. Matthiessen, the only writer to win the...
  • Lucia Eames dies at 83; artist saved father's and stepmother's legacy

    Lucia Eames dies at 83; artist saved father's and stepmother's legacy
    Lucia Eames was a designer in her own right, but for the last 25 years she worked to preserve the legacy of one of the most celebrated design teams of the modern era: her father, Charles Eames, and stepmother, Ray Eames. In particular, Lucia Eames...
  • Mary Cheever dies at 95; author and widow of writer John Cheever

    Mary Cheever dies at 95; author and widow of writer John Cheever
    Mary Cheever, an accomplished author and poet best known as the enduring spouse and widow of John Cheever, has died, after surviving by decades a husband who used their lonely but lasting marriage as an inspiration for some of his most memorable stories....
  • Mary Anderson dies at 96; actress had role in 'Gone With the Wind'

    Mary Anderson dies at 96; actress had role in 'Gone With the Wind'
    Mary Anderson, a redheaded actress who auditioned for the part of Scarlett O'Hara in the 1939 epic "Gone With the Wind" but wound up playing a supporting role as Maybelle Merriwether, died Sunday. She was 96. A longtime resident of Brentwood, Anderson...
  • PASSINGS: Arthur Napoleon Raymond Robinson, Ultimate Warrior, Edmond Harjo

    PASSINGS: Arthur Napoleon Raymond Robinson, Ultimate Warrior, Edmond Harjo
    Arthur Napoleon Raymond Robinson Former Trinidad and Tobago leader held by Islamic rebels Arthur Napoleon Raymond Robinson, 87, a former Trinidad and Tobago prime minister who was held hostage for days and shot during a bloody 1990 coup attempt,...
  • Angels reflect on Nick Adenhart before fifth anniversary of his death

    Angels reflect on Nick Adenhart before fifth anniversary of his death
    SEATTLE — The memories came flooding back to Mike Butcher last week when the Angels pitching coach went to UC Irvine Medical Center to visit hitting coach Don Baylor, who had broken his right thighbone in a freak opening-night mishap. It was...
  • Zeituni Onyango dies at 61; aunt of Obama gained asylum in U.S.

    Zeituni Onyango dies at 61; aunt of Obama gained asylum in U.S.
    Zeituni Onyango, an aunt of President Obama whose bid for asylum in the United States received national attention during her nephew's first campaign for the presidency and contributed to the debate over illegal immigration, died Tuesday in Boston. She was...
  • Mickey Rooney dies at 93; show-business career spanned a lifetime

    Mickey Rooney dies at 93; show-business career spanned a lifetime
    Mickey Rooney, a celebrated child actor who embodied the All-American boy in the "Andy Hardy" films of the 1930s and '40s and became one of the era's top box-office draws, has died. He was 93. Rooney, whose roller-coaster show-business career was marked...