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Dr. Stephen M. Drezner.

News, Obituary, Santa Monica

Obituary: Former RAND Researcher/Executive Stephen M. Drezner

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.

David and Bruria Finkel in their early days as a couple.

News, Obituary, Santa Monica, Columnist, Smc

David & Bruria Finkel: A Remembrance. A Marriage.

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.

Yvonne Craig.

News, Obituary, Celebrity

Yvonne Craig, Known For Playing Batgirl In 60s, Dies Of Cancer In Palisades Home

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.

Frank Gifford.

News, Sports, Obituary, Santa Monica

Frank Gifford, NFL League & Broadcasting Star, Dies Age 84

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.

Marcus Ramos was widely known as Gunga throughout the parish at St. Anne’s Santa Monica.

News, Obituary, Santa Monica

Remembering Marcus “Gunga” Ramos

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.

George Coe.

News, Obituary, Celebrity

Obituary: Original "Saturday Night Live" Actor George Coe Dies In Santa Monica

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.

Irwin Keyes.

News, Obituary, Celebrity, Santa Monica

Actor Irwin Keyes, A Long-Time Santa Monica Resident, Dies Age 63

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.

David Finkel has died age 83. He was an attorney who served as a Judge at the Santa Monica Courthouse, a Rent Control Board Member, a City Councilmember and, most recently, a Santa Monica College Board of Trustees member.

News, Obituary, Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, Smc

Obituary: David Finkel, Former SMC Board Of Trustees Member, Dies At 83

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.

Actor Dick Van Patten arrives at the premiere for 'Boynton Beach Club' held at the Pacific Design Centre Silver Screen Theatre on August 1, 2006 in Los Angeles.

News, Obituary, Celebrity, Santa Monica

Actor Dick Van Patten Dies At Saint John's Hospital In Santa Monica

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.

News, Obituary, Celebrity, Santa Monica

Actor Richard Dysart Dies Age 86 In His Santa Monica Home

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."

Stan Freberg.

News, Obituary, Celebrity, Santa Monica

Comedian Stan Freberg Dies Age 88 In Santa Monica

Posted Apr. 8, 2015, 9:23 am

Comedian, voice actor, satirist and advertising pioneer Stan Freberg died age 88 in Santa Monica on Tuesday.

Veteran film producer Samuel Goldwyn Jr. has died at age 88.

News, Obituary, Film, Hollywood

Samuel Goldwyn Jr., Veteran Film Producer, Dead At 88

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.

Australian actor Rod Taylor died Thursday at his Los Angeles home at age 84.

News, Los Angeles, Obituary, Celebrity

Australian Actor Rod Taylor Dies Age 84 In His Los Angeles Home

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.

Francesca Hilton has died at the age of 67 from an apparent stroke/heart attack.

News, Obituary, Celebrity

Zsa Zsa Gabor's Only Daughter Francesca Hilton Dies Age 67

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.

Bess Myerson died Dec. 14 at her home in Santa Monica at age 90.

News, Obituary, Celebrity, Santa Monica

Miss America 1945 Bess Myerson Dies Age 90 In Her Santa Monica Home

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.

Dr. Maher Hathout died age 79 on Friday.

News, Obituary, Religion

Dr. Maher Hathout, Muslim Public Affairs Council Founder, Dies Age 79

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.

Obituary, Santa Monica, Religion, Bel Air

Rabbi Leonard I. Beerman Dies Age 93

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.

Brandon Stoddard died age 77 on Monday, Dec. 22.

News, Obituary, Santa Monica, Entertainment

Former ABC President Brandon Stoddard Dies Age 77 After Battle With Cancer

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.

Brandon Cramer.

News, Obituary, Third Street Promenade

Public Memorial Tribute Set For Dec. 7 For Santa Monica Resident Brandon Cramer

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.

Obituary, Santa Monica, Film

Hollywood Director Mike Nichols Dies Age 83

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.

Ucla, Obituary, Santa Monica

TV Producer/Writer Glen Larson Dies Age 77 In Santa Monica

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.

News, Malibu, Obituary, Celebrity

Nancy Fields O'Connor Dies Age 84 In Malibu

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.

Santa Monica resident John Bohn died age 93 on Saturday, Oct. 11.

News, Obituary, Santa Monica

Obituary: A Look Back On The Life Of John Bohn

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.

News, Obituary, Celebrity, Santa Monica

Funeral Services Pending For Actress Elizabeth Pena

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.

Obituary, Santa Monica, History

Mariachi Pioneer Nati Cano Dies Aged 81

Posted Oct. 4, 2014, 6:51 am

Nati Cano, the founder of Los Camperos de Nati Cano, considered the most accomplished and influential mariachi ensemble in the United States, died Friday. He was 81.

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