| Sep 25, 2012
| 7:22 PM
Billy Barnes, a composer and lyricist whose music and devilishly funny lyrics were displayed on "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In" in the 1960s and '70s and in his earlier series of satirical music revues in Hollywood that launched the careers of performers such...
| May 7, 2012
| 12:21 PM
George Lindsey, the Southern-born character actor who played dim hayseed Goober Pyle, the genial gas station auto mechanic on "The Andy Griffith Show" and "Mayberry R.F.D.," died early Sunday morning. He was 83.
Lindsey, who later was a regular on the...
| Feb 26, 2012
| 8:51 PM
Ken Williams has the enviable position of seemingly being the only Chicago executive immune from the pressure to win and perform. In recent years we have seen all the Chicago franchises clean house. The Chairman needs to pocket his loyalty and let...
| Sep 13, 2009
George Eckstein, a television writer and producer who co-wrote the historic final episode of "The Fugitive" TV series in the 1960s and produced the acclaimed Steven Spielberg-directed TV-movie "Duel" in the '70s, has died. He was 81.
Eckstein died of...
| Dec 30, 1994
Among the rules established in 1994 in the music industry: The Eagles can still sell a lot of records and concert seats, monks with good voices can break into the Top 10, and it's important to differentiate whether rap refers to rap music or a rap sheet....