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Arthur Miller and poet Wanda Coleman in 2001 attend the National Book Awards in New York City. (credit: Scott Gries/Getty Images Entertainment)

LA’s Unofficial Poet Laureate Dies At 67

A Watts native considered LA’s unofficial poet laureate has died.

11/23/2013

Documentary filmmaker Saul Landau speaks to a packed audience at the home of Paul Alan Smith on June 20, 2005 in Los Angeles, California. The event served to raise awareness for Independent World Television, the world's first global independent news channel. (credit: Amanda Edwards/Getty Images)

Award-Winning Documentary Filmmaker Saul Landau Dead At 77

Award-winning documentary filmmaker Saul Landau, who profiled political leaders like Cuba’s Fidel Castro and Chile’s Salvador Allende, has died at age 77.

09/10/2013

Jeanne Cooper and sons Collin and Corbin Bernsen attend a 2009 AFTRA awards honoring Cooper. (credit: Vince Bucci/Getty Images Entertainment)

‘Young And Restless’ To Air 2-Day Tribute To Character Kay Chancellor

“The Young and the Restless” will air a special two-day tribute for the character Katherine “Kay” Chancellor on Sept. 3 and Sept. 4.

08/22/2013

Legendary singer Eydie Gorme died Saturday. (credit: Publicist Howard Bragman)

Singing Legend Eydie Gorme Dies At 84

Eydie Gorme — legendary singer and half of the duo Steve and Eydie — died Saturday in Las Vegas.

08/10/2013

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Former Dodgers Pitcher Justin Miller Found Dead At 35

Justin Miller, a pitcher for four teams during a major league career that spanned seven seasons, has been found dead. He was 35.

06/29/2013

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‘I Am Legend’ Author Richard Matheson Dies At 87

Richard Matheson, the prolific sci-fi and fantasy writer whose “I Am Legend” and “The Shrinking Man” were transformed into films, has died. He was 87.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/24/2013

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Woman Whose Arrest Touched Off 1965 LA Riots Dies

The woman who intervened when an officer pulled over one of her sons, leading to a racially-charged scuffle that set off the 1965 Watts riot, has died.

06/22/2013

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Longtime KNX Newscaster Harry Birrell Dies At 85

Longtime radio broadcaster Harry Birrell has died at the age of 85, KNX 1070 Newsradio announced Sunday.

05/26/2013

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Venturi, US Open Champion And CBS Analyst, Dies

Ken Venturi, who overcame dehydration to win the 1964 U.S. Open and spent 35 years in the booth for CBS Sports, died Friday afternoon. He was 82.

05/17/2013

Rapper Chris Kelly of the 90s hip-hop duo, "Kris Kross" died on May 1, 2013 from a reported drug overdose. He was 34. (credit: CBS)

Chris Kelly, Half Of 90s Rap Duo Kris Kross, Dies At 34

Chris Kelly, half of the 1990s kid rap duo Kris Kross who made one of the decade’s most memorable songs with the frenetic “Jump,” has died, according to authorities. He was 34.

05/01/2013

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Joe Weider, Fitness Mentor To Schwarzenegger, Dies

Joe Weider, the legendary bodybuilding impresario Arnold Schwarzenegger has often cited as his key mentor, has died at age 93.

03/23/2013

Bobby Rogers (right) and Smokey Robinson, Pete Moore and Claudette Robinson gets stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2009. (credit: Vince Bucci/Getty Images Entertainment)

Founding Member Of The Miracles, Popular Songwriter Bobby Rogers Dies

Bobby Rogers, a founding member of Motown group The Miracles and a songwriting collaborator with Smokey Robinson, died Sunday at his suburban Detroit home. He was 73.

03/03/2013

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Dale Robertson, Popular Star Of Movie & TV Westerns, Dead At 89

Dale Robertson, an Oklahoma native who became a star of television and movie Westerns during the genre’s heyday, died Tuesday. He was 89.

02/27/2013

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Shadow Morton, 1960s Songwriter, Dies At Age 71

Shadow Morton, a 1960s pop-song writer and producer whose biggest credits include “Leader of the Pack” and “Remember (Walking in the Sand),” has died. He was 71.

02/17/2013

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Popular OC Lifeguard, 38, Dies After Falling Off Bike

A popular lifeguard died Saturday after falling from his bike, according to officials.

12/25/2012

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