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  • PASSINGS: James McLure, Joseph Flom, Harry Fogle, Tommy Bell, John Robinson

    PASSINGS: James McLure, Joseph Flom, Harry Fogle, Tommy Bell, John Robinson
    James McLure Playwright who wrote 'Lone Star' James McLure, 59, a playwright and actor best known for his two one-act plays that reached Broadway, died Feb. 17 from cancer at his home in Marina del Rey, said his sister, Jenny Schroeder. McLure's...
  • PASSINGS: Ernesto Sabato, Henry Cooper, Olaf Helmer

    PASSINGS: Ernesto Sabato, Henry Cooper, Olaf Helmer
    Ernesto Sabato Argentine writer presided over probe of rulers Argentine writer Ernesto Sabato, 99, a widely admired intellectual who presided over a probe into the crimes committed by the nation's military rulers, died Saturday of complications from...
  • PASSINGS: Lee K. Harrington, Charles Sellier, Lena Nyman, Margaret Price

    PASSINGS: Lee K. Harrington, Charles Sellier, Lena Nyman, Margaret Price
    LEE K. HARRINGTON Headed L.A. Economic Development Corp. Lee K. Harrington, 64, a businessman who was executive director of the Southern California Leadership Council and the former head of the Los Angeles Economic Development Corp., died Friday near...
  • Fred Steiner dies at 88; Hollywood composer created 'Perry Mason' theme

    Television and film music composer Fred Steiner, creator of the bold and gritty theme for the "Perry Mason" TV series and one of the composers of the Oscar-nominated score for "The Color Purple," has died. He was 88. Steiner died of natural causes...
  • David R. Thompson dies at 80; Reagan appointee to 9th Circuit

    David R. Thompson dies at 80; Reagan appointee to 9th Circuit
    Senior Circuit Judge David R. Thompson, a registered Republican named to the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals reportedly to "balance" the court's perceived liberal bent, died Saturday after 25 years on the bench that earned him a reputation as a moderate...
  • PASSINGS: Hubert Schlafly, Alice Ward, Emil 'Jack' Kluever, Philip F. Jones

    PASSINGS: Hubert Schlafly, Alice Ward, Emil 'Jack' Kluever, Philip F. Jones
    Hubert Schlafly Inventor of the teleprompter Hubert "Hub" Schlafly, 91, a key member of the team that invented the teleprompter, died April 20 at a hospital in Stamford, Conn., after a brief illness. Schlafly helped start the TelePrompTer Corp.,...
  • John J. Ward dies at 90; L.A. bishop participated in Second Vatican Council

    John J. Ward dies at 90; L.A. bishop participated in Second Vatican Council
    Roman Catholic Bishop John J. Ward of Los Angeles, who had been one of three surviving American bishops who participated in the groundbreaking Second Vatican Council in the early 1960s, died Sunday in Culver City. He was 90. Ward died of complications...
  • Dr. Max Harry Weil dies at 84: pioneer in critical care

    Dr. Max Harry Weil dies at 84: pioneer in critical care
    Dr. Max Harry Weil, an influential pioneer of critical-care medicine and the founding president of the Weil Institute of Critical Care Medicine in Rancho Mirage, has died. He was 84. Weil died of prostate cancer July 29 at his home in Rancho Mirage, said...
  • PASSINGS: Betty Sarah Wouk, Hazel Rowley

    Betty Sarah Wouk Wife and agent of 'Caine Mutiny' author Betty Sarah Wouk, 90, the wife and literary agent of bestselling writer Herman Wouk, died March 17 at Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs after suffering a stroke, said Suzanne Stein of...
  • Laura Ziskin dies at 61; 'Spider-Man' producer

    Laura Ziskin dies at 61; 'Spider-Man' producer
    When disagreements between some of Hollywood's most powerful people began to roil plans for a fourth "Spider-Man" movie several years ago, some in the entertainment industry were advising filmmakers to walk away. But Laura Ziskin, the franchise's...
  • Charles Laufer dies at 87; built publishing career with youth-oriented fan magazines

    Charles Laufer dies at 87; built publishing career with youth-oriented fan magazines
    Charles Laufer, who built a publishing career with youth-oriented fan magazines such as Tiger Beat, has died. He was 87. Laufer died April 5 of natural causes at Northridge Hospital Medical Center, said his daughter, Teena Naumann. A journalism graduate...
  • Anita Caspary dies at 95; 'rebel nun' founded Immaculate Heart Community

    Anita Caspary dies at 95; 'rebel nun' founded Immaculate Heart Community
    During a showdown with the Catholic Church in the late 1960s, Anita Caspary and the Los Angeles order she led, the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, were cast as "rebel nuns" for progressive reforms that included abandoning the nun's habit and...