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.
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.
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
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.”
“Designing Women,” a popular sitcom about four sassy and sharp-tongued women who ran an Atlanta design business, ran on CBS from 1986-1993.
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.
Caleb Bankston, 26, a contestant on “Survivor: Blood Vs. Water,” was crushed between two railroad cars.
Wallach was known for playing Mexican bandits in “The Magnificent Seven” and “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.”
James Pitts, a pioneering smog researcher whose work spurred California’s ground-breaking clean-air regulations, has died. He was 93.
Legendary radio personality Casey Kasem has died following months of declining health and a bitter family battle over his care and treatment, according to a family spokesperson. He was 82.
Her interview subjects included Bob Hope, Richard Burton, Sylvester Stallone and many others.
He is probably best known for playing blustery and rather buffoonish pimp Billy Clyde Tuggle on ABC’s now defunct “All My Children.”
Former California Assemblyman John Vasconcellos, a colorful Democrat who was considered a visionary and served for 38 years in the state Legislature, died Saturday. He was 82.
Raymond Sarlot and a partner paid $1 million for the landmark Sunset Strip property in 1975.
Veteran actress, director and producer Nancy Malone has died at age 79 in Los Angeles.