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Among the 1,100 Jews saved from the Nazis by German industrialist Oskar Schindler was an emaciated 13-year-old boy named Leon Leyson, who had to stand on a box to reach the machinery in the Krakow factory where Schindler sheltered him and his family....
Re "Youngest on Schindler's list," Obituary, Jan. 14 It is sad to learn of Leon Leyson's passing. He was a true mensch, a generously giving man. For the last 15 years or so, except this last one, Leyson spoke to students in my Cal State Fullerton...
Huell Howser seemed an unlikely candidate to become a television star — a big, grinning ex-Marine with a molasses-smooth Tennessee drawl and an eye for stories that others would pass by, such as the Bunny Museum in Pasadena and the rendering of...
They were the swinging, sassy voice of the homefront for U.S. service personnel overseas during World War II, singing catchy hit tunes such as "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" and "Rum and Coca Cola" that delighted Americans and catapulted the Andrews Sisters to...
Tags: Al Jolson, Glenn Miller, Danny Kaye, Bette Midler, Entertainment
Hero Complex - movies, comics, pop culture - latimes.comChances are you missed the chance to see Don Coscarelli's “Bubba Ho-Tep” when it opened in theaters in 2002; most ......
Jozef Glemp Polish cardinal Cardinal Jozef Glemp, 83, the head of Poland's influential Roman Catholic church from 1981 to 2004 — a time when it played a historic role in the fight against communism — died Wednesday in Warsaw. Jozef Kloch,...
L.A. NOWPauline Friedman Phillips, who as Abigail Van Buren -- "Dear Abby" — for more than 40 years dispensed advice to newspaper readers worldwide on everything from snoring spouses to living wills, has died. She was 94....
Robert F. Chew Baltimore-based actor on 'The Wire' Robert F. Chew, 52, an actor and teacher who portrayed the drug kingpin Proposition Joe on the HBO series "The Wire," died Thursday of apparent heart failure in his sleep at his Baltimore home,...
Hero Complex - movies, comics, pop culture - latimes.comAngus Scrimm always thought that he would be the star of “sophisticated, witty drawing-room comedies.” But instead of making people ......
This post has been corrected. Please see note below.John P. Quimby, a former state assemblyman who helped create hundreds of California parks by writing legislation that allowed cities to require developers to donate land for recreational use, has died. He was 77. Quimby, whose political career began...
Tags: Politics, Pneumonia, Human Interest, Lobbying, Polio
Her famous brother-in-law had not yet been elected president. But he already had been vice president, as well as a U.S. senator and a congressman from California, and Clara Jane Nixon wanted to preserve some of his family history. So, beginning in 1967,...
Patti Page, the Oklahoma-born pop singer whose gossamer voice on "The Tennessee Waltz," "The Doggie in the Window" and other 1950s hits offered a soothing counterpart to the revolutionary new sound of rock 'n' roll, died New Year's Day in Encinitas,...
Tags: Concerts, Radio, Carnegie Hall, Patti Page, Music Theater
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