Posted Aug. 25, 2015, 9:30 am
Stephen M. Drezner, a RAND Corporation analyst and executive who conducted early research into the evolving relationship between humans and computers and later helped shape and guide the growth of the nonprofit institution over a 34-year career, died Aug. 20. He was 77.
Posted Aug. 22, 2015, 8:02 am
“The memorial for David will be an afternoon of shared memories, music, and poetry,” said Bruria Finkel wanting to invite everyone to the memorial for her late husband at The Broad Stage later this month on Sunday, Aug. 30.
Posted Aug. 19, 2015, 9:23 am
Yvonne Craig, who played heroine Batgirl in the 1960S television series "Batman," has died of cancer, it was announced today. She was 78.
Posted Aug. 10, 2015, 9:11 am
Former USC, National Football League and broadcasting star Frank Gifford died today at age 84, his family said.
Posted Aug. 8, 2015, 10:15 am
A Rosary was held in the honor of Marcus Ramos on the evening of Tuesday July 28, followed by a Wednesday morning funeral mass. Several hundred family, friends and St. Anne’s (Santa Monica) parishioners gathered to say goodbye to their beloved “Gunga”, as he was widely known throughout the parish.
Posted Jul. 21, 2015, 9:22 am
Funeral services were pending today for George Coe, an original "Saturday Night Live" cast member, veteran character/voice actor and Screen Actors Guild union activist.
Posted Jul. 9, 2015, 8:46 am
Studio Talent Group is mourning the passing of its long-time client and long-time Santa Monica resident, Irwin Keyes, who died early Wednesday morning.
Posted Jul. 6, 2015, 9:08 am
David B. Finkel, a former member of the Santa Monica College Board of Trustees, retired Superior Court judge and a one-time civil rights activist, has died, the college announced today. He was 83.
Posted Jun. 23, 2015, 9:11 am
Actor Dick Van Patten, Tom Bradford on the 1980s TV series "Eight is enough," died today in a Santa Monica hospital. He was 86.
Posted Apr. 10, 2015, 9:03 am
Private services were pending today for Richard Dysart, best known for his Emmy-winning portrayal of hard-nosed attorney Leland McKenzie on NBC's "L.A. Law."
Posted Apr. 8, 2015, 9:23 am
Comedian, voice actor, satirist and advertising pioneer Stan Freberg died age 88 in Santa Monica on Tuesday.
Posted Jan. 10, 2015, 8:44 am
Samuel Goldwyn Jr., a veteran film producer and the son of one of Hollywood's pioneering movie moguls, has died of congestive heart failure at age 88, according to media reports.
Posted Jan. 9, 2015, 9:10 am
Rod Taylor, the Australian actor best known for his roles as H.G. Wells in "The Time Machine" and opposite Tippi Hedren in Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds," died Thursday at his Los Angeles home at age 84.
Posted Jan. 6, 2015, 8:53 am
Francesca Hilton, the only daughter of actress Zsa Zsa Gabor and Hilton Hotels founder Conrad Hilton, has died at the age of 67 from an apparent stroke/heart attack, her publicist said today.
Posted Jan. 5, 2015, 3:45 pm
Bess Myerson, who became the first Jewish Miss America in the United States in 1944 and later ran for a Senate seat, died Dec. 14 at her home in Santa Monica at age 90, it was announced today.
Posted Jan. 4, 2015, 6:00 am
Dr. Maher Hathout, who helped found the Muslim Public Affairs Council, and was viewed by many local Muslims as a leader of the American Muslim community, died Friday, according to the MPAC.
Posted Dec. 25, 2014, 12:57 pm
A Westside rabbi who was a vocal critic of Israel, and who built bridges with Muslims, has died. Rabbi Leonard I. Beerman was 93.
Posted Dec. 23, 2014, 9:17 am
Brandon Stoddard, who as president of ABC Entertainment oversaw the creation of shows such as "thirtysomething" and "The Wonder Years" and helped develop the miniseries "Roots," died Monday at age 77.
Posted Nov. 28, 2014, 9:41 am
A "Remembering Brandon" Public Memorial Tribute will take place Sunday, Dec. 7, on the Santa Monica Third Street Promenade in honor of popular resident and Promenade volunteer helper Brandon Cramer who passed away in his sleep on Monday, Nov. 24, at his residence near the Promenade.
Posted Nov. 20, 2014, 7:58 am
Mike Nichols, who directed such landmark films as "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" and "The Graduate" and who was among the few to win an Oscar, an Emmy, a Grammy, and a Tony, has died. He was 83.
Posted Nov. 16, 2014, 9:07 am
Glen Larson, the television producer and writer responsible for such series as "Battlestar Gallactica,'' "Magnum P.I.,'' "Buck Rogers in the 25th Century'' and ''Knight Rider'' has died. He was 77.
Posted Nov. 14, 2014, 8:48 am
Funeral services were pending today for Nancy Fields O'Connor, the widow of "All in the Family'' actor Carroll O'Connor.
Posted Oct. 17, 2014, 9:15 am
As a man deeply revered in both the professional and personal realms of the Santa Monica community, John Bohn passed away on Saturday, Oct. 11. He was 93.
Posted Oct. 16, 2014, 8:23 am
Funeral services were pending today for actress Elizabeth Pena, who appeared in films such as "Rush Hour,'' "Lone Star'' and "La Bamba'' and recently appeared on ABC's "Modern Family'' as the mother of Sofia Vergara's character.