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  • Marl Young dies at 92; pianist was key in desegregating L.A. musicians unions

    Marl Young dies at 92; pianist was key in desegregating L.A. musicians unions
    Marl Young, a musician who was instrumental in the merger of the all-black and all-white musicians unions in Los Angeles in the early 1950s and two decades later became the first black music director of a major network television series, "Here's Lucy,"...
  • Pedro 'Cuban Pete' Aguilar, mambo legend, dies at 81

    Pedro "Cuban Pete" Aguilar, one of the leading mambo dancers of the 1950s who performed for presidents and other world leaders and was featured in Life magazine, has died. He was 81. The mambo legend died Jan. 13 of heart failure at the Sinai Plaza...
  • Van Johnson, MGM's boy-next-door, dies at 92

    Van Johnson, MGM's boy-next-door, dies at 92
    Van Johnson, who soared to stardom during World War II as MGM's boy-next-door in films such as "A Guy Named Joe" and "Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo" and became one of the era's top box-office draws, died Friday. He was 92. Johnson, who was most frequently...
  • Yvonne King Burch dies at 89; member of King Sisters

    Yvonne King Burch dies at 89; member of King Sisters
    Yvonne King Burch, one of the singing King Sisters, an accomplished swing-era vocal group that later starred with their extended family in a television variety show, has died. She was 89. Burch, who was injured in a fall, died Sunday at a hospital in...
  • Bart Andrews dies at 64; 'I Love Lucy' enthusiast wrote TV trivia books

    Bart Andrews dies at 64; 'I Love Lucy' enthusiast wrote TV trivia books
    Bart Andrews, a prolific author of TV trivia tomes who wrote "The 'I Love Lucy' Book," an early definitive appreciation of the classic sitcom, has died. He was 64. Andrews died Dec. 26 at Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center following a heart attack,...
  • Reunion goes haywire in 'Alexandros'

    Reunion goes haywire in 'Alexandros'
    If for no other reason, family reunions exist to give writers ample material for their stories of dinner-table dysfunctionality. There's nothing inherently wrong with that. Other people's domestic traumas have yielded some of theater's finest...
  • Del Mar racetrack: A day at the races

    Del Mar From Del Mar's upper grandstand levels, you can see the glistening Pacific. During turf races, you can marvel from the infield at the grace of the Thoroughbreds racing toward you, the afternoon sunlight bringing out every sparkle in the jockeys'...
  • Del Mar race track has rich history

    A crowd of 40,000 people was expected to move through the turnstiles of the Del Mar race track on Wednesday. Since 1937, people have passed through the gates to be a part of San Diego county's racing season. The track has a rich history, but how many...
  • Judge Sonia: Ethnicity as theme, and battleground

     
    The question was never whether, but always how, ethnicity would come up. The answer is that the emotional implications of ethnicity have threaded their way through the confirmation hearings of Judge Sonia Sotomayor. The first African-American president,...
  • Judge Sonia: Coburn's knowledge, based on 50's TV

     
    For a doctor who is so righteous on such matters of where life begins, it was odd to hear Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Oklahoma) quip lighthearedly that under a hypoethical involving Sotomayor and a gun, she'd 'have some splainin' to do.'......
  • Naked Ambition

     
    Which was the most fevered lunge for self-promotion by a power player? 1. Doctor-turned-Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) using the 1950???s Desi Arnaz term ???you???d have some ???splainin??? to do??? during a jocular exchange with Supreme Court nominee Sonia...
  • L.A. Welcomes Victorious Dodgers

     
    Oct. 9, 1959 In their second season in Los Angeles, the Dodgers turned to a very local hero en route to winning the World Series. Larry Sherry, who played baseball for Fairfax High before joining the Dodgers' farm system, turned in another outstanding...