| Aug 16, 2013
| 9:58 PM
Budget director under President Carter
Bert Lance, 82, a Georgia banker and ally of former President Carter who served as his first budget director before departing amid a high-profile investigation of his banking activities, died...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 5:55 PM
Actor played Cochise on TV's 'Broken Arrow'
Michael Ansara, 91, a Syrian-born actor often cast as a Native American in TV westerns and who starred as Cochise in "Broken Arrow" and Deputy U.S. Marshal Sam Buckhart in "Law of the...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 9:21 PM
Record company executive
Al Coury, 78, a longtime record company executive who helped propel the "Saturday Night Fever" and "Grease" soundtracks to the top of the pop charts in the 1970s as chief of the RSO record label, died Thursday in...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 10:00 AM
SAN FRANCISCO — The sound system was on the fritz in Russian technology billionaire Yuri Milner's $100-million, 30,000-square-foot mansion in Silicon Valley.
Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres had been served. The guests had taken their seats in Milner'...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 2:12 PM
Murray Gershenz bought his first record when he was 16 and never stopped.
Over the decades, he acquired more than 400,000 and sold them from a Los Angeles store called Music Man Murray. Two floors were crammed to the rafters with cantatas, sonatas,...
| Sep 2, 2013
| 6:41 PM
Former heavyweight boxing champion Tommy Morrison, who starred in the 1990 movie "Rocky V" and later saw his fighting career shortened by a positive HIV test, has died. He was 44.
Morrison died Sunday night at a Nebraska hospital, his former manager,...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 8:59 PM
Author Frederik Pohl, who over decades gained a reputation of being a literate and sophisticated writer of science fiction, has died. He was 93.
Pohl died Monday at a hospital after experiencing respiratory problems at his home in the Chicago suburb...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 12:31 PM
Cal Worthington, the Oklahoma native whose old-time carnival flair built one of the most successful car dealerships west of the Mississippi, has died. He was 92.
Worthington died Sunday while watching football at his home on the Big W Ranch near Orland,...
| Aug 27, 2013
Re “C. Gordon Fullerton, 1936 – 2013: Astronaut on Columbia, Challenger,” Obituary, Aug. 23
Thank you for your great photograph and obituary of retired astronaut and engineer C. Gordon Fullerton.
The story celebrated his career and...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 8:36 AM
Film critic Roger Ebert didn't cover the inaugural Toronto International Film Festival in 1976. But he came the second year and for more than 30 years after that, helping, festival director and Chief Executive Piers Handling believes, put the festival...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 6:10 PM
John “Juke” Logan, 66, a Los Angeles-based blues harmonica player whose wailing melodies can be picked out of the theme music for the 1990s TV sitcoms “Roseanne” and “Home Improvement,” died Aug. 30 at his home in...