Archive for January 12th, 2011

Margaret Whiting Obituary

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

OBITUARY

Margaret Whiting dies at 86; pop singer mentored by Johnny Mercer

 

 

 

In a career that spanned seven decades, Margaret Whiting recorded more than 700 songs, including ‘That Old Black Magic’ and ‘Come Rain or Come Shine,’ and had a dozen gold records.

 

By Don Heckman
Special to the Los Angeles Times
January 13, 2011

 

Margaret Whiting, a pop singer for television, film, cabaret and Broadway whose recordings of such standards as “That Old Black Magic” and “Come Rain or Come Shine” sold millions of copies in the 1940s and ’50s, has died. She was 86.

 

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David Nelson Obituary

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

OBITUARY

David Nelson dies at 74; last surviving member of the TV sitcom family

 

Casablanca Productions (Don Kelsen / Los Angeles Times)

 

 

 

David Nelson and his brother, Rick, joined their parents on ‘The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet’ on radio in 1949. The show moved to TV in 1952 and ran for 14 years. David Nelson later became a director.

 

By Dennis McLellan
Los Angeles Times
January 12, 2011

 

David Nelson, the elder son of Ozzie and Harriet Nelson and the last surviving member of the family that became an American institution in the 1950s and ’60s as the stars of the classic TV sitcom “The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet,” died Tuesday. He was 74.

 

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Christopher Trumbo Obituary

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

OBITUARY

Christopher Trumbo dies at 70; screen and TV writer whose father was blacklisted

 

 (Nancy Escher)

 

Trumbo, the son of Dalton Trumbo, wrote TV episodes for series such as ‘Ironside,’ ‘Quincy, M.E.,’ and ‘Falcon Crest.’ He was an expert on the blacklist and wrote a play, ‘Trumbo: Red, White & Blacklisted,’ based on his father’s letters.

 

By Dennis McLellan
Los Angeles Times
January 12, 2011

 

Christopher Trumbo, the screen and television writer son of Oscar-winning screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, who was blacklisted and imprisoned during the Red Scare as a member of the Hollywood 10, has died. He was 70.

 

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