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Jennifer Jones Obituary

Posted by Allan Ellenberger on Dec 17th, 2009
2009
Dec 17

OBITUARY

Jennifer Jones, Oscar-winning actress, dies at 90

 

 Jennifer Jones

 

Discovered by future husband David O. Selznick, Jones won the Academy Award for 1943′s ‘The Song of Bernadette.’ She also was married to industrialist and art collector Norton Simon.

 

By Claudia Luther
Los Angeles Times
December 17, 2009

 

Jennifer Jones, the actress who won an Academy Award for her luminous performance in the 1943 film “The Song of Bernadette” and who was married to two legendary men — producer David O. Selznick and industrialist and art collector Norton Simon — died today. She was 90.

 

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Roy Edward Disney Obituary

Posted by Allan Ellenberger on Dec 17th, 2009
2009
Dec 17

OBITUARY

Roy Edward Disney dies at 79; nephew of Walt helped revive animation

 

 Roy E. Disney and Mickey Mouse

 

In the 1980s after establishing financial independence, he paved the way for a new management team that brought back to life the art form that defined Walt Disney Co.

 

By Dawn C. Chmielewski and James Bates
Los Angeles Times
December 17, 2009

 

Roy Edward Disney, the nephew of Walt Disney whose commitment to his uncle’s creative spirit prompted him to mount revolts that led to the unseating of two of the company’s chief executives and a revival of the studio’s legendary animation unit, died Wednesday. He was 79.

 

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Gene Barry Obituary

Posted by Allan Ellenberger on Dec 10th, 2009
2009
Dec 10

OBITUARY

Gene Barry dies at 90; star of ‘Bat Masterson’ and co-star of ‘La Cage aux Folles’

 

Gene Barry

Gene Barry (left) and Ann Robinson from “War of the Worlds” (1953)

 

The actor was known for his roles as debonair leading men on TV. His other key series were ‘Burke’s Law’ and ‘The Name of the Game.’

 

By Dennis McLellan
Los Angeles Times
December 10, 2009

 

Gene Barry, the ruggedly handsome actor who made a career of playing dapper and debonair lead characters on television beginning with the western series “Bat Masterson” in the late 1950s and later on “Burke’s Law” and “The Name of the Game,” has died. He was 90.

 

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August Coppola Obituary

Posted by Allan Ellenberger on Oct 30th, 2009
2009
Oct 30

OBITUARY

August Coppola dies at 75; professor was father of Nicolas Cage and brother of Francis Ford Coppola

 

 August Coppola

 

The educator taught comparative literature at Cal State Long Beach and was a California State University system trustee before moving to San Francisco State.

 

By Claire Noland
Los Angeles Times
October 30, 2009

 

August Coppola, a former literature professor who was the father of actor Nicolas Cage and brother of filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola and actress Talia Shire, has died. He was 75.

 

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Lou Jacobi Obituary

Posted by Allan Ellenberger on Oct 27th, 2009
2009
Oct 27

OBITUARY

Lou Jacobi dies at 95; character actor

 

 Lou Jacobi

 

Toronto native had a long career on Broadway and TV and in film, including a memorable cross-dressing scene in Woody Allen’s ‘Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex.’

 

Associated Press
October 27, 2009

 

Lou Jacobi, an actor who was known for comic roles and won praise in dramatic ones over a long career in the theater and movies, including Woody Allen’s “Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex” and Barry Levinson’s “Avalon,” has died. He was 95.

 

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Soupy Sales Obituary

Posted by Allan Ellenberger on Oct 23rd, 2009
2009
Oct 23

OBITUARY

Soupy Sales dies at 83; slapstick comic had hit TV show in 1960s

 

Soupy Sales

George Washington (KABC-TV Channel 7In this undated photo, Soupy Sales does his best George Washington act for a KABC-TV Channel 7 show in Los Angeles broadcast around Washington’s birthday.

 

The comedian acquired a cult-like following among adults with a show ostensibly meant for children. His signature routine, which he elevated to an art form, was pie-throwing.

 

By Elaine Woo
Los Angeles Times
October 23, 2009

 

Soupy Sales, a comic with a gift for slapstick who attained cult-like popularity in the 1960s with a pie-throwing routine that became his signature, has died. He was 83.

 

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Vic Mizzy Obituary

Posted by Allan Ellenberger on Oct 21st, 2009
2009
Oct 21

OBITUARY

Vic Mizzy dies at 93; film and TV composer wrote ‘Addams Family’ theme song

 

Vic Mizzy

 

He also composed the theme music for the 1965-71 rural comedy ‘Green Acres.’

 

By Dennis McLellan
Los Angeles Times
October 20, 2009

 

Vic Mizzy, a film and television composer best known for writing the memorable theme songs for the 1960s sit-coms “Green Acres” and “The Addams Family,” has died. He was 93.

 

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Green Acres theme

 

 

 

The Addams Family theme

 

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Cleo Trumbo Obituary

Posted by Allan Ellenberger on Oct 18th, 2009
2009
Oct 18

OBITUARY

Cleo Trumbo dies at 93; wife of blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo

 

Cleo Trumbo

Cleo Trumbo | 1916 – 2009 ( Trumbo family Cleo Trumbo,
the widow of Oscar-winning screenwriter Dalton Trumbo
seen here in a 1942 photograph, died Oct. 9 of
age-related causes.

 

 

By Dennis McLellan
Los Angeles Times
October 18, 2009

 

Cleo Trumbo, the widow of Oscar-winning screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, who was blacklisted for more than a decade as a member of the Hollywood 10, has died. She was 93.

 

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Byron Palmer Obituary

Posted by Allan Ellenberger on Oct 13th, 2009
2009
Oct 13

OBITUARY

Byron Palmer, Broadway and television performer, dies at 89

 

 Byron Palmer

 

Times staff and wire reports news.obits@latimes.com

Los Angeles Times 

 

Byron Palmer, 89, an actor and singer who broke through in the late 1940s in the hit Broadway musical “Where’s Charley?” and later co-starred on the TV show “This Is Your Music,” died of natural causes Wednesday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, his family announced.

 

Born June 21, 1920, in Los Angeles, he was the second of four children of Harlan G. Palmer, publisher of the old Hollywood Citizen News, and his wife, Ethelyn. While attending Occidental College, Palmer wrote obituaries for his father’s paper, then joined CBS as a page and eventually became a radio announcer.

 

During World War II, Palmer joined the Army Air Forces and ran a radio station on an island in the Pacific. Between news broadcasts, he sang tenor on the air with a quartet called the Music Mates. Soldiers sent him fan mail that persuaded him to take voice lessons after the war, his family said.

 

After acting as master of ceremonies for a touring “Hollywood on Ice” show, he starred with Ray Bolger in “Where’s Charley?” in 1948. He also was featured in the early 1950s Broadway revue “Bless You All” with Pearl Bailey.

 

In the movies, Palmer debuted in 1953 in “Tonight We Sing.” He also appeared with Jack Palance in “Man in the Attic” (1953), with Gordon MacRae in “The Best Things in Life Are Free” (1956) and in several other films.

 

On television, he had guest roles on several series, including dramas, but may be best known for co-starring with Joan Weldon on “This Is Your Music.” The show, which aired on KTTV-TV Channel 11, featured the pair singing “songs America loves best,” according to a 1955 ad in Billboard magazine.

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Byron Palmer's-grave

 

Byron Palmer’s grave in the Palmer family plot at Hollywood Forever. Palmer is buried next to his father, Harlan G. Palmer, publisher of the now defunct Hollywood Citizen News.

 

Byron Palmer

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Susan Atkins Obituary

Posted by Allan Ellenberger on Sep 25th, 2009
2009
Sep 25

OBITUARY

Charles Manson follower Susan Atkins dies at 61

 

 Susan Atkins

Atkins and Charles Manson appear in court on Oct. 13, 1970, in Santa Monica to enter pleas in the July 27, 1969, stabbing death of musician Gary Hinman, 34, at Hinman’s Topanga Canyon home. (Associated Press)

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Atkins was California’s longest-serving female prisoner at the time of her death. She was involved in one of modern history’s most shocking killing sprees, the 1969 Tate-LaBianca murders in L.A.

 

By Elaine Woo
Los Angeles Times
September 25, 2009

 

Susan Atkins, who committed one of modern history’s most notorious crimes when she joined Charles Manson and his gang for a 1969 killing spree that terrorized Los Angeles and put her in prison for the rest of her life, has died. She was 61.

 

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