| Sep 28, 2008
Paul Newman, the legendary movie star and irreverent cultural icon who created a model philanthropy fueled by profits from a salad dressing that became nearly as famous as he was, has died. He was 83.
Newman died Friday at his home near Westport, Conn.,...
| Jul 1, 2010
Is John Waters a victim of his own popularity? The pencil-mustached favorite son of Baltimore started out as a purveyor of the outrageous; his greatest star, the 300-pound transvestite Divine, once ate dog feces on screen. (No, it wasn't a special effect....
| Mar 18, 2009
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James Purdy, a shocking realist and surprising romantic writer who in underground classics including "Cabot Wright Begins" and "Eustace Chisholm and the Works" inspired censorious outrage and lasting admiration, has died. Harold Associates, his literary...
| Mar 26, 2009
Johnny Blanchard, 76, who played on five World Series- winning teams with the New York Yankees and was nicknamed "Super-Sub" for his versatility, died Wednesday of a heart attack at North Memorial Medical Center...
| Jun 13, 2009
Harold Norse, a San Francisco poet often associated with the Beats, who was mentor or peer to many of the greatest talents in 20th century American literature, including Tennessee Williams, James Baldwin, Allen Ginsberg and Charles Bukowski, has died....
| Apr 7, 2010
Actor and political activist Corin Redgrave, a member of the legendary British family of performers that includes his sisters Vanessa and Lynn, has died. He was 70.
Redgrave, who became ill early Sunday, died Tuesday at St. George's Hospital in London,...
| Mar 5, 2010
Nan Martin, a stage, TV and film actress who played Ali MacGraw's snobbish mother in "Goodbye, Columbus" and was a mainstay on the Southern California theater scene for decades, has died. She was 82.
Martin, who suffered from emphysema, died Thursday...
| Mar 3, 2010
Author Barry Hannah, whose fiction was laced with dark humor and populated by hard-drinking Southerners, died Monday at his home in Oxford, Miss. He was 67.
Hannah's son Barry Jr. told the Clarion Ledger newspaper in Jackson, Miss., that his father...
| May 14, 2008
NEW YORK -- "In the Heights," a bold new musical about Latinos in Upper Manhattan, captured an eye-popping 13 Tony nominations, and the critically praised revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein's "South Pacific" won 12 as the 62nd annual Tony Awards...
| Jul 1, 2009
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BRENTWOOD -- Academy Award and Emmy winning actor Karl Malden died today. He was 97.
Malden, who starred in the 1970s TV series "The Streets of San Francisco" and was the longtime American Express traveler's check spokesman, warning travelers to not...
| Mar 20, 2009
NEW YORK - Tributes have begun to pour in from across the show business generations for Natasha Richardson, the Tony Award-winning actress who died after suffering a head injury on a ski slope.
"She was a wonderful woman and actress and treated me like I...
| Jul 2, 2009
Karl Malden, a versatile Oscar-winning actor who built a six-decade Hollywood career playing heroes and heavies -- and, often, relatable ordinary men -- yet who was certain he was best known as a commercial pitchman for American Express, has died. He...