Nora Ephron, the essayist, author and filmmaker who challenged and thrived in the male-dominated worlds of movies and journalism, died Tuesday in Manhattan. She was 71.
Ray Bradbury, the science fiction-fantasy master who transformed his childhood dreams and Cold War fears into telepathic Martians, lovesick sea monsters, and, in uncanny detail, the high-tech, book-burning future of “Fahrenheit 451,” has died. He was 91.
Actress Janet Carroll, who played the mother of Tom Cruise’s character in the movie “Risky Business” and the mother of kooky Kimberly on “Melrose Place,” has died. She was 71.
George Lindsey, who made a TV career as a grinning service station attendant named Goober on “The Andy Griffith Show” and “Hee Haw,” has died. He was 83.
President Barack Obama joined the chorus of Americans mourning today’s death of broadcasting pioneer Dick Clark in Santa Monica, saying the “American Bandstand” host changed the landscape of television.
Michael Sands, the publicist famous for coming up with the idea for Mr. Blackwell’s annual Best Dressed list, died after choking on lunch meat Friday.
The Los Angeles County Coroner’s office has made an announcement regarding an autopsy on conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart.
Conservative commentator and media publisher Andrew Breitbart has died at the age of 43.
Davy Jones, the former lead singer of The Monkees, died Wednesday morning at the age of 66.
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Actor and filmmaker Zalman King, who became known for his erotic work after writing and producing his breakthrough film “9 1/2 Weeks,” has died. He was 70.
Contemporary artist Mike Kelley, who was described by colleagues as an “irresistible force,” has died, police said Wednesday. He was 57.
Richard Threlkeld, a far-ranging and award-winning correspondent who worked for both CBS and ABC News during a long career, has been killed in a car crash on New York’s Long Island.
A Florida animal sanctuary says Cheetah, the chimpanzee sidekick in the Tarzan movies of the early 1930s, has died at 80. But several accounts call that claim into question.
Funeral plans were pending Sunday for Donald Koll, the developer behind many of Orange County’s office complexes and who built the equivalent of 30 Empire State Buildings.