| Jan 9, 2011
| 9:57 PM
All-Star pitcher with Angels, Yankees had blazing fastball
Ryne Duren, 81, an All-Star pitcher who joined the Los Angeles Angels during their first season and whose blazing fastball, occasional wildness and thick glasses provided the...
| May 10, 2011
John Walker, 67, a guitarist and singer who was one of the founding members of the Walker Brothers, a 1960s rock band whose biggest hit was "The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine (Anymore)," died of liver cancer Saturday in Los Angeles, according to his personal...
| May 27, 2011
Reporting from Mexico City -- She painted eerie rituals with cloaked figures in forests, dancing deer with trees growing from their backs, and breathing buildings that shot planets and stars.
Leonora Carrington, a leading figure of the Surrealist...
| Nov 23, 2011
Playwright wrote 'A Taste of Honey'
Playwright Shelagh Delaney, 71, best known for her 1958 play "A Taste of Honey," died of cancer Sunday at her daughter's home in England, said her agent, Jane Villiers.
Born Nov. 25, 1939, in England,...
| Oct 6, 2011
Bert Jansch, a revered, enigmatic Scottish singer-guitarist whose effect on a host of prominent musicians eclipsed his own fame, has died. He was 67.
Jansch died Wednesday at a hospital in London of lung cancer, a disease he first battled in 2009, his...
| Nov 29, 2011
Ken Russell, the often controversial British director known for his flamboyant visual style in films such as "The Devils," "Altered States" and the Who's rock opera "Tommy," has died. He was 84.
Russell, who lived in Lymington in southern England, died...
| Jul 24, 2011
British singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse was a phenomenon: a Jewish girl from a London suburb with a retro beehive, a devil-may-care attitude and a voice that channeled Aretha Franklin and Ruth Brown. Music industry figures on both sides of the Atlantic...
| Aug 10, 2011
Australian Nancy Wake, who as a spy became one the Allies' most decorated servicewomen for her role in the French Resistance during World War II, has died in London, officials said. She was 98.
Code-named "The White Mouse" by the Gestapo during the war,...
| Dec 17, 2011
| 7:21 PM
With her first book on stitchery, needlework instructor Erica Wilson revived a craft and helped invent a publishing category.
Her 1962 hardcover book, "Crewel Embroidery," both popularized the pursuit and helped transform her into "America's first lady...
| Jun 27, 2010
Pete Quaife, the original bassist for the Kinks who played on such early hits as "You Really Got Me," "All Day and All of the Night" and "Tired of Waiting for You" before leaving the British band in 1969, has died. He was 66.
Quaife died Wednesday of...
| Apr 20, 2012
| 4:37 PM
In the middle of a publicity blitz for “Veep,” the new HBO comedy series premiering Sunday that stars Julia Louis-Dreyfus as a frustrated vice president, Armando Iannucci is holed up at the Trump International Hotel on Columbus Circle in...