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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.”
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.
It’ll be springtime for Mel Brooks when the American Film Institute presents him with its highest honor, the Life Achievement Award.
“Family Guy” creator Seth MacFarlane will host the 2013 Oscars ceremony in Los Angeles.
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.
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.
Los Angeles Times writer Jessica Gelt breaks down the list of the 2011 Emmy nominees.
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.
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.