Valerie J. Nelson is a deputy Op-Ed editor at the Los Angeles Times. She has been a reporter and editor at the newspaper for nearly 25 years.
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‘The Mary Tyler Moore Show’ and ‘Golden Girls’ actor died Friday, just weeks before celebrating her 100th birthday.
Ron Popeil, the legendary pitchman and father of the infomercial, has died at 86.
With more than 30 books over five decades, from ‘Henry Huggins’ to the ‘Ramona’ series, Cleary ushered in an era of realistic children’s storytelling.
Smith was the assassinated president’s youngest sister, a former ambassador to Ireland and a champion of artists with disabilities.
Doris Day arrived in Hollywood in the late 1940s already a celebrity, a big-band singer on her way to becoming a movie star.
Charles Van Doren, one of the first intellectual stars of the television era as a contestant on the NBC show “Twenty One,” who quickly became the country’s leading villain after admitting that his winning streak on the popular game show had been rigged, died Tuesday.
Peter Tork, a guitarist who became an overnight star in the late 1960s as one of the Monkees, the made-for-television rock band that was a pop-culture sensation, has died.
Rose Marie, an actress, singer and comedian best known for portraying the wisecracking Sally Rogers in the popular 1960s sitcom “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” died Thursday, according to her agent and official website.
Monty Hall, the original host and co-creator of “Let’s Make a Deal,” the long-running game show that debuted in 1963, making kooky audience costumes and carnival-style bartering an institution on daytime television, has died, according to Associated Press.