| Oct 28, 2010
Businessman helped build Shoal Creek Country Club
Hall Thompson, 87, a prominent Alabama business leader who developed Shoal Creek Country Club but sparked controversy two decades ago with comments about the admission of blacks as members,...
| Sep 22, 2011
Tom Wilson Sr.
Creator of comic strip character Ziggy
Tom Wilson Sr., 80, creator of the hard-luck comic strip character Ziggy, died of pneumonia Friday at a Cincinnati hospital, his family said.
Wilson was an artist at the American Greetings Corp....
| Jan 23, 2011
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Compiled by Grace Krilanovich.
Maile Meloy: The author of "Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want It" will discuss and sign her recent collection of short stories as part of the Autry Book Club. Autry National Center, 4700 Western Heritage Way, L.A....
| Apr 2, 2011
Ellen McCormack, a New York housewife who briefly became a national figure in American politics when she twice ran for president, in 1976 and 1980, in campaigns designed to galvanize the antiabortion movement, has died. She was 84.
McCormack died of...
| Aug 5, 2010
Actor portrayed Ty-D-Bol Man
Dan Resin, 79, who portrayed the dapper Ty-D-Bol man in television commercials for the toilet bowl cleaner, died Saturday in Wayne, N.J., of complications from Parkinson's disease.
Resin also played Dr. Beeper,...
| Aug 22, 2010
Michael Been, a singer, songwriter, guitarist and founding member of the Northern California modern rock band the Call, which broke out with the 1983 MTV hit "The Walls Came Down," has died. He was 60.
Been (pronounced Bean) died Thursday after suffering...
| Oct 19, 2010
Johnny Sheffield, the former child actor who played Boy in the Tarzan movie series starring Johnny Weissmuller in the late 1930s and '40s and later starred in the Bomba, the Jungle Boy film series, has died. He was 79.
Sheffield died Friday of a heart...
| Aug 14, 2010
Don Williamson, an architect who helped build the stature of Laguna Beach's annual mixture of theater and art, the Pageant of the Masters, has died. He was 96.
Williamson, who directed the pageant from 1964 to 1978, died of natural causes July 23 at...
| Nov 23, 2010
Larry Evans was a rarity in competitive chess — a five-time U.S. champion who wrote widely about the game, including a book once considered the chess players' bible.
A chess grandmaster, he also gained fame for helping Bobby Fischer train for,...
| Sep 8, 2011
Southern California's latest foodie trend has the region atwitter. Lines form long into the night at the latest hot spot for edible treasures, while wily entrepreneurs outdo each other by parking at the best spots. But not everyone is happy. Brick-and-...
| Apr 29, 2010
Victoria Manalo Draves, the first woman to win two gold medals in diving in the same Olympics — in the three-meter springboard and the 10-meter platform competitions in London in 1948 — and the first Asian American to win an Olympic medal, has...