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Andy Marx has written a new novel inspired by a famous lineage. (credit: CBS)

2 Famous Grandfathers Inspire New Novel By Hollywood Writer

The two famous and legendary grandfathers? — songwriter Gus Kahn and comic Groucho Marx.

09/12/2014

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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

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Former TV Guide Columnist Joe Finnigan Dies

Joe Finnigan, a veteran Hollywood reporter who chronicled the comings and goings of stars such as John Wayne, Frank Sinatra and even Lassie during a decades-long career, has died at age 88, his family said Thursday.

02/06/2014

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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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True Account Of World War II Told Through Eyes Of Writer, Civil Rights Activist As A Child

Marione Ingram, writer, artist and civil rights activist stopped by KCAL9 Thursday to discuss her new book “The Hands of War: A Tale of Endurance and Hope, from a Survivor of the Holocaust”.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/23/2013

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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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Actor Lance Henriksen Discusses His 5-Issue Comic Book Series

Actor turned writer Lance Henriksen stopped by KCAL9 Tuesday to discuss the first issue from his comic book series, “To Hell You Ride: White Man’s Guilt.”

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/08/2013

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Writer Peter Berg Accuses Romney Of Plagiarism

The creator of TV’s “Friday Night Lights” is accusing Mitt Romney of plagiarizing a phrase from the show to use as a campaign slogan.

10/12/2012

AFI Honorary degree recipient Mel Brooks at the 2012 AFI Conservatory Commencement Ceremony at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on June 13, 2012 in Hollywood, California. (credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Mel Brooks To Receive AFI Life Achievement Honor

It’ll be springtime for Mel Brooks when the American Film Institute presents him with its highest honor, the Life Achievement Award.

10/05/2012

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‘Family Guy’ Creator Seth MacFarlane To Host 2013 Oscars

“Family Guy” creator Seth MacFarlane will host the 2013 Oscars ceremony in Los Angeles.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/01/2012

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Former ‘SNL’ Writer Found Dead In Hollywood Hotel

A former “Saturday Night Live” writer was found dead in a hotel near Hollywood Boulevard in what appears to be a suicide, according to authorities.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/27/2011

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Pulitzer Prize-Winning LA Times Reporter, Former USC Professor George Ramos Dies

Former Los Angeles Times reporter George Ramos, who played a key role in the paper’s 1984 Pulitzer Prize-winning series on Hispanics in Southern California, has died at his Morro Bay home at 63.

07/25/2011

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LA Times Writer Jessica Gelt Breaks Down The 2011 Emmy Nominees

Los Angeles Times writer Jessica Gelt breaks down the list of the 2011 Emmy nominees.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/14/2011

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‘Dick Van Dyke Show’ Writer Sam Denoff Dies At 83

Emmy-winning writer Sam Denoff, who wrote for TV’s “The Dick Van Dyke Show” and helped create the Marlo Thomas comedy “That Girl,” has died in Los Angeles at 83.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/11/2011

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Los Angeles TV Writer Found Dead In Hawaii Hotel Room

Big Island police are investigating the death of a Los Angeles writer and producer who was found in a room at an unnamed Waikoloa resort.

12/29/2010

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