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LA Times Film Critic Charles Champlin Dies At 88

The newspaper said Monday that Champlin died at his Los Angeles home on Sunday. He was 88.

11/17/2014

The Manhattan Transfer had a 1975 Summer show on CBS. L-R, Tim Hauser, Janis Siegel, Alan Paul and Laurel Masse. (credit: CBS/Hulton Archive)

Founder, Singer Of Grammy-Winning Manhattan Transfer Dies At 72

Tim Hauser founded Manhattan Transfer and helped launch hits such as “Operator” and “The Boy from New York City.”

10/17/2014

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Former Tennis Pro And Teacher Vic Braden Dies

Vic Braden, a tennis player in the late 1940s and early ’50s who became one of the nation’s top tennis teaching professionals, has died from complications of congestive heart failure. He was 85.

10/07/2014

The sign above the Laugh Factory says it all. (credit: CBS)

Joan Rivers Helped Many Women Crack Glass Ceiling Of Comedy

Vicki Lawrence says Rivers was always a hard act to follow.

09/04/2014

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Veteran Music Agent Peter Grosslight Dead At 68

A longtime Los Angeles music agent who represented such artists as Whitney Houston, the Eagles, Tom Petty and Journey has died.

08/21/2014

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Pioneering Chicano Artist Emigdio Vasquez Dies

Emigdio Vasquez, whose bold use of color, exacting brush skills and uncanny ability to capture everyday people in dramatic moments made him one of the most influential pioneers of the Chicano art movement, has died in Newport Beach. He was 75.

08/13/2014

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Former GM Of KNX 1070, George Nicholaw, Dies At 86

George Nicholaw, the former general manager of KNX 1070 Newsradio, has died, it was reported Sunday.

08/10/2014

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Author Of Classic ‘Up The Down Staircase’ Dies At 103

Bel Kaufman was a middle-age teacher and single mother in the mid-1960s when her autobiographical novel was welcomed as a kind of civilian companion to Joseph Heller’s “Catch-22,” a send-up of the most maddening bureaucracy.

07/25/2014

Actor James Garner portrait session at the Walt Disney Studios January 31, 2005 in Burbank, California. James Garner has been named the 41st Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award honoree.  (credit: Mark Mainz/Getty Images)

Movie, TV Legend James Garner Dies At 86

Actor James Garner, whose whimsical style in the 1950s TV Western “Maverick” led to a stellar career in TV and films such as “The Rockford Files” and his Oscar-nominated “Murphy’s Romance,” has died, police said. He was 86.

07/20/2014

Legendary radio personality Casey Kasem died Sunday, June 15, 2014, at a Washington hospital following months of declining health and a bitter family battle over his care and treatment. He was 82. (credit: Amanda Edwards/Getty Images)

Casey Kasem’s Widow, Children Fight Over His Remains

Kasem, the radio host of “American Top 40″ and voice of animated television characters like Scooby-Doo’s sidekick Shaggy, died June 15 at a hospital in Gig Harbor

07/18/2014

Tommy Ramone attends a screening of "Burning Down the House" in 2009. (credit: Amy Sussman/Getty Images Entertainment)

Last Original Member Of Punk Rock’s Ramones Dies At 65

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members were among the leaders of the original punk rock movement with songs like “I Wanna Be Sedated,” ”Blitzkrieg Bop” and “Rockaway Beach.”

07/12/2014

Meshach Taylor attends a book party in 2008. (credit: David Livingston/Getty Images Entertainment)

Reports: ‘Designing Women’ Star On His Death Bed

“Designing Women,” a popular sitcom about four sassy and sharp-tongued women who ran an Atlanta design business, ran on CBS from 1986-1993.

06/28/2014

Bobby Womack performs onstage during the 24th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at Public Hall on April 4, 2009 in Cleveland, Ohio. (credit: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

Bobby Womack, R&B Singer With Brave Second Act, Dies At 70

Bobby Womack, a colorful and highly influential R&B singer-songwriter who influenced artists from the Rolling Stones to Damon Albarn, has died. He was 70.

06/27/2014

Colton Bankston appeared as contestant on "Survivor: Blood Vs. Water" in 2013. (credit: CBS)

Former ‘Survivor’ Contestant, 26, Killed In Railroad Accident

Caleb Bankston, 26, a contestant on “Survivor: Blood Vs. Water,” was crushed between two railroad cars.

06/25/2014

Actor Eli Wallach attends the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' second annual Governors Awards at the Grand Ballroom, Hollywood and Highland on November 13, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.  (credit: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Hollywood Actor Eli Wallach Dies, Aged 98

Wallach was known for playing Mexican bandits in “The Magnificent Seven” and “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.”

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