PASSINGS: Ken Iman, Luis Garcia Berlanga, Chris Gulker, Linda Dozoretz

Ken Iman

NFL lineman played 10 seasons for Rams

Ken Iman, 71, an offensive lineman who played 10 seasons for the Los Angeles Rams, died Saturday at his home in Springfield, Pa., the

Philadelphia Eagles

announced. He had worked for the team an assistant coach and sales executive. No cause was given.

Iman joined the Rams in 1964 from the

Green Bay Packers

in a trade for quarterback Zeke Bratkowski. He missed that season because of a broken ankle but became a fixture with the Rams beginning in 1965, starting at center in 140 consecutive games.

He was traded to the

St. Louis Cardinals

in 1975 but retired.

Kenneth Charles Iman was born Feb. 8, 1939 in St. Louis and graduated from

Southeast Missouri State University

. He signed  with the Packers as a free agent and played there from 1960-64, appearing in three consecutive NFL championship games.

Iman was an offensive line coach with the Eagles from 1976-86.

Luis Garcia Berlanga

Spanish filmmaker was critical of Franco

Luis Garcia Berlanga, 89, a Spanish filmmaker who was critical of the military dictatorship under Gen.

Francisco Franco

and was credited with helping to revive the country's movie industry after its civil war, died Saturday at his home in Madrid, according to Spain's film academy. He had Alzheimer's disease

Berlanga wrote and directed his first short in 1948 and in 1951 made his first feature film, "Esa Pareja Feliz" (That Happy Couple), in collaboration with Juan Antonio Bardem.

Berlanga's 1952 film

(Welcome, Mr. Marshall) explored Spain's hopes that the United States would help the country restore democracy and prosperity as it had in much of Europe after

World War II


His 1961 film "Placido" was nominated for the Academy Award for best foreign language film. Berlanga was born July 12, 1921, in Valencia, Spain.

Chris Gulker

Longtime California journalist, early blogger

Chris Gulker, 59, a longtime journalist who was among the first to embrace the possibilities of digital publishing, died Oct. 27 of


at his home in Menlo Park, Calif., his family said.

Gulker was a photographer at the Los Angeles Herald Examiner and a photo editor at the San Francisco Examiner. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, Gulker co-founded the Gate, the original online version of the Chronicle and Examiner when the papers had a joint operating agreement. Gulker also was an early blogger. He wrote about his cancer on his

and dictated his last post in October.

Born March 10, 1951, Gulker also worked for

Apple Computer


Adobe Systems

, wrote a technology column for

of London and founded a local website,

with his wife, Linda.

Linda Dozoretz

, a well-respected Hollywood publicist whose clients over a long career included

Doris Day


Burt Bacharach


Rosemary Clooney

and Candy Spelling, died Tuesday in Los Angeles after battling cancer and

heart problems

. Dozoretz, who worked under legendary publicists Warren Cowan and Henry Rogers at Rogers & Cowan and also did crisis public relations work for the firms Ruder-Finn and Guttman & Pratt, was 62.

Times staff and wire reports