| Aug 8, 2011
She was the mightiest voice of the greatest female trio in gospel.
And if she had wished it, Chicagoan DeLois Barrett Campbell surely could have been a far bigger star singing solo in jazz, blues, pop, Broadway, you name it.
But Campbell and her...
| Mar 5, 2011
Eugene Fodor, a swashbuckling violin virtuoso who was a media darling of classical music in the 1970s but whose substance abuse fractured a fairytale career, has died. He was 60.
Fodor died of liver disease Feb. 26 at his home in Arlington, Va., said his...
| Jan 30, 2011
David Frye, whose impressions of Presidents Richard Nixon and Lyndon Johnson and other prominent political figures vaulted him to popularity in the 1960s and '70s, has died. He was 77.
Frye died Monday of cardiopulmonary arrest at his Las Vegas home,...
| Jul 3, 2012
Julian Goodman, the former NBC president who helped establish Chet Huntley and David Brinkley as a well-known news team and led the network from 1966 to 1974, has died. He was 90.
Goodman died Monday after a brief illness in Juno Beach, Fla., where he...
| Jun 8, 2012
| 4:32 PM
First published on Dec. 25, 2011. Revised and expanded in early 2012.
Pity the rubes. Those wayward tourists who dawdle in their cars and tour buses along Beachwood Drive, enraging the locals as they haltingly seek that perfect Hollywood sign photo...
| Jul 31, 2010
Maurice Hines Sr., a drummer who toured for a decade in the nightclub act Hines, Hines and Dad that helped propel his tap-dancing sons to fame, has died. He was 88.
Hines died Tuesday after a brief illness at a hospice-care facility in his longtime...
| Sep 30, 2010
Robert C. Truax, a retired Navy captain and pioneering rocket engineer whose adventurous projects included working with daredevil Evel Knievel and building a rocket in his backyard, has died. He was 93.
Truax died of prostate cancer Sept. 17 at his...
| Nov 17, 2010
Carroll Pratt, an Emmy-winning sound engineer who also worked with the inventor of the laugh track and spent decades adding laughter and other effects to a variety of shows, has died. He was 89.
Pratt died of natural causes Thursday at Santa Rosa...
| Jul 31, 2010
Ten-time Olympic medal winner Carl Lewis has crossed a finish line of sorts, selling his Pacific Palisades home for $2.5 million, according to the Multiple Listing Service.
On the market since January, the contemporary Mediterranean, built in 1991, is on...
| May 20, 2011
Bill Skiles, the wacky half of the Skiles and Henderson comedy duo, who entertained audiences for five decades with his sound effects, mimicry and improvised musical instruments, died Monday at his home in St. Cloud, Fla. He was 79.
The cause was...
| Dec 31, 2011
Singer and actress Kaye Stevens, 79, who performed with the Rat Pack and frequently appeared on Johnny Carson's late-night talk show, died Wednesday at Villages Hospital north of Orlando, Fla. She had breast cancer and blood clots, said her friend Gerry...
| Sep 28, 2010
| 5:54 PM
A scheduled Friars Club Roast of Quentin Tarantino, scheduled for Friday in Manhattan, has been postponed due to the death of his long-time editor Sally Menke.
PIX 11 News has learned the Friar's Club has postponed the roast at the request of the honoree...