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  • PASSINGS: Van Vlahakis, Lou Hudson, Sue Townsend, Richard Hoggart, Jim Flaherty

    PASSINGS: Van Vlahakis, Lou Hudson, Sue Townsend, Richard Hoggart, Jim Flaherty
    Van Vlahakis Ecology-minded entrepreneur founded Earth Friendly Products Van Vlahakis, 79, an ecology-minded entrepreneur who manufactured and marketed environmentally safe cleaning products, including the best-selling ECOS laundry detergent, died...
  • Phyllis Frelich dies at 70; deaf actress was Tony award winner

    Phyllis Frelich dies at 70; deaf actress was Tony award winner
    Phyllis Frelich, a deaf actress who received a Tony award in 1980 for her performance in "Children of a Lesser God," has died at her Temple City home. She was 70. The cause of her death Thursday was progressive supranuclear palsy, her husband, Robert...
  • Eva Ban dies at 94; woman in famous beach photo with President Kennedy

    Eva Ban dies at 94; woman in famous beach photo with President Kennedy
    Today, the image would have gone viral in an instant: The president of the United States, dripping wet in swim trunks before a throng of excited beachgoers, trading a look and a laugh with an attractive woman in a polka-dot bikini. But well before the...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Allen E. Puckett dies at 94; top defense executive and engineer

    Allen E. Puckett dies at 94; top defense executive and engineer
    Allen E. Puckett, one of the engineers who after World War II built Los Angeles-based Hughes Aircraft Co. into the nation's leading defense electronics firm — dominant in the markets for air defense, radar systems, tactical missiles and satellites...
  • 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....
  • Don Everly on death of brother Phil: 'I think about him every day'

    Don Everly on death of brother Phil: 'I think about him every day'
    “We had a very difficult life together, we did,” the 77-year-old Don Everly said of the fractured relationship with his younger brother, Phil Everly, with whom he was part of arguably the most successful and influential vocal duo in the...
  • 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...