Mary Anderson, a redheaded actress who auditioned for the part of Scarlett O'Hara in the 1939 epic "Gone With the Wind" but wound up playing a supporting role as Maybelle Merriwether, died Sunday. She was 96.
Mickey Rooney, a celebrated child actor who embodied the All-American boy in the "Andy Hardy" films of the 1930s and '40s and became one of the era's top box-office draws, has died. He was 93.
In interviews, Peter Matthiessen always had to answer, in his correct, patrician tones, a question seldom put to other writers: Just what kind of writer, exactly, are you?
Charles Sumner "Chuck" Stone Jr., a pioneering black journalist and an influential journalism professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, died Sunday at 89.
Actor Mickey Rooney will always be remembered fondly at Boys Town for his Oscar-winning role in the 1938 movie about the Nebraska home for troubled youth.
Charles Sumner "Chuck" Stone Jr., a pioneering black journalist and an influential journalism professor, died Sunday at 89.
LOS ANGELES-Chorale master Paul Salamunovich once said that the greatest moment of his life was a 1988 concert at the Vatican for Pope John Paul II with the group he had led continuously since 1949, the St. Charles Borromeo Church Choir of North Hollywood.
Richard "Dickie" Small, who trained 1994 Breeders' Cup Classic winner Concern and helped launch the careers of several female jockeys, has died of cancer. He was 68.
Dancer Marc Platt was the male lead in the famed dream ballet in "Oklahoma!" on Broadway, choreographed by Agnes de Mille. In film, he was one of the brothers in "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers," and he had featured parts in several other musicals.
Charles Jordan, the first black city commissioner in Portland, Ore., has died at age 77.
State media in the tiny West African nation of Guinea-Bissau has announced that former President Kumba Yala has died.
Curtis Bill Pepper, a long-time foreign correspondent for Newsweek and author of eight books, has died in Italy at the age of 96.
Robert L. Brosio, a retired federal prosecutor who supervised high-profile cases that included those against bank swindler Charles Keating Jr. and Los Angeles police officers who were involved in the beating of Rodney King, has died. He was 77.
Sandy Grossman, a legendary television sports director at CBS and FOX, died Wednesday. He was 78 years old.