Geoff Edwards, a Los Angeles radio personality who over the years hosted 10 TV game shows, including "Jackpot" and "Treasure Hunt," died Wednesday at St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica.
There was a 69-year gap between the time Stanley Rubin enrolled at the University of California, Los Angeles, in hopes of launching a writing career and 2006, when he actually graduated.
Justin Kaplan, an author and cultural historian with a taste for troublemaking who wrote a definitive, Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of Mark Twain and spiced the popular canon as general editor of Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, died Sunday night at age 88.
A high school football coach who won eight Louisiana state championships has died.
The Chicago White Sox and Bulls say the son of Chairman Jerry Reinsdorf has died.
Disc jockey "Porky" Chedwick, who became a Pittsburgh-area institution by promoting R&B artists in the late 1940s and 1950s, has died. He was 96.
After the founder of the International Surfing Museum dipped a toe in the beautiful blue Pacific, she never bothered to hang the other nine.
The maker of MiG fighter jets says that its chief designer Rostislav Belyakov has died. He was 94.
Monica Barlow, public relations director for the Baltimore Orioles, has died, the team says.
Jim Lange was the original and best-known host of a television show that has come to be identified with the swinging late 1960s and 1970s: "The Dating Game."
Joseph Dear, a politically savvy chief investment officer who helped steer CalPERS through the aftermath of the stock market crash and a bribery scandal, died Wednesday of prostate cancer.
Huber Matos, a former Fidel Castro commander who later broke with the Cuban revolution and served two decades in prison before going into exile, died in Miami early Thursday. He was 95.
Martin Sullivan, the former director of the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery, has died at his home in Piney Point, Md. He was 70.
Henry Casso, a longtime civil rights leader in New Mexico who worked his way out of an orphanage to become a noted educational scholar and a founder of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, died Tuesday. He was 82.
Mario Coluna, who captained Portugal to a third-place finish at the 1966 World Cup, has died aged 78.
William F. Thomas, an editor who led the Los Angeles Times during an extraordinary period of expansion in the 1970s and 1980s, when the paper widened its reach nationally and abroad and became a showcase for literary journalism, has died. He was 89.
When Alice Herz-Sommer played the piano at Theresienstadt her audience was enthralled.
You may not know his name or remember his face, but you have surely heard of at least some of the movies that Harold Ramis directed, helped write or appeared in. Here are five smash comedies created in part by Ramis, who died Monday at age 69:
Former astronaut Dale Gardner, who helped haul a stranded satellite into the space shuttle during a 1984 spacewalk, died Wednesday at age 65.
Barney Nugent, a former athletic trainer for the San Francisco Giants, died Saturday. He was 61.
CHICAGO - Harold Ramis was one of Hollywood's most successful comedy filmmakers when he moved his family from Los Angeles back to the Chicago area in 1996. His career was still thriving, with "Groundhog Day" acquiring almost instant classic status upon its 1993 release and 1984's "Ghostbusters" ranking among the highest-grossing comedies of all time, but the writer-director wanted to return to the city where he'd launched his career as a Second City performer.
William F. Thomas, a former editor of the Los Angeles Times who helped the newspaper gain an international reputation and garner 11 Pulitzer Prizes during his 27-year tenure, has died.
For extraordinary acts of courage during the D-Day invasion of World War II, Walter Ehlers received the nation's highest military award, the Medal of Honor. It changed his life.