Monthly Archives: December 2011

Don Mueller set up the ‘shot hear ’round the world’ in 1951 National League playoffs

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – St. Louisan Don Mueller, who led the majors in hits in 1954 and roamed the outfield with Willie Mays of the New York Giants, died on Wednesday. He was 84. Mueller, a native St. Louisan who

Don Mueller set up the ‘shot hear ’round the world’ in 1951 National League playoffs

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – St. Louisan Don Mueller, who led the majors in hits in 1954 and roamed the outfield with Willie Mays of the New York Giants, died on Wednesday. He was 84. Mueller, a native St. Louisan who

Judge Thomas T. Johnson, 88, ruled that the Holocaust was fact, not fiction

LOS ANGELES – Retired Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Thomas T. Johnson, who in 1981 ruled that the Holocaust was “a fact and not reasonably subject to dispute,” died of congestive heart failure Wednesday at his Pacific Palisades home,

Judge Thomas T. Johnson, 88, ruled that the Holocaust was fact, not fiction

LOS ANGELES – Retired Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Thomas T. Johnson, who in 1981 ruled that the Holocaust was “a fact and not reasonably subject to dispute,” died of congestive heart failure Wednesday at his Pacific Palisades home,

Singer Kaye Stevens, 79, held her own with Frank Sinatra and the rest of the ‘Rat Pack’

THE VILLAGES, Fla. – Kaye Stevens, 79, a singer and actress who performed with the Rat Pack and was a frequent guest on Johnny Carson’s The Tonight Show, died Wednesday at a hospital near Orlando, Fla., after a battle with

Singer Kaye Stevens, 79, held her own with Frank Sinatra and the rest of the ‘Rat Pack’

THE VILLAGES, Fla. – Kaye Stevens, 79, a singer and actress who performed with the Rat Pack and was a frequent guest on Johnny Carson’s The Tonight Show, died Wednesday at a hospital near Orlando, Fla., after a battle with

Born in Asheville, NC, Herbert Nipson, 95, became editor of Ebony magazine

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – When Herbert Nipson joined Ebony magazine’s editorial staff in 1949, the publication, founded just four years earlier, had a target readership of urban African-Americans, and its stories reflected that sensibility. But as the civil rights movement surged

Born in Asheville, NC, Herbert Nipson, 95, became editor of Ebony magazine

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – When Herbert Nipson joined Ebony magazine’s editorial staff in 1949, the publication, founded just four years earlier, had a target readership of urban African-Americans, and its stories reflected that sensibility. But as the civil rights movement surged

Julia Sampson Hayward, 77, won 21 US national and two Grand Slam tennis titles

Julia Sampson Hayward, a world champion tennis player who won two Grand Slam titles in the 1950s, died in her Eastbluff home after a short illness, family members said. She was 77. Hayward was born in Los Angles on Feb.

Julia Sampson Hayward, 77, won 21 US national and two Grand Slam tennis titles

Julia Sampson Hayward, a world champion tennis player who won two Grand Slam titles in the 1950s, died in her Eastbluff home after a short illness, family members said. She was 77. Hayward was born in Los Angles on Feb.

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Music Machine’s Sean Bonniwell, 71, was leader in garage punk

VISALIA, Calif. – Sean Bonniwell, lead singer and songwriter of the Music Machine, a 1960s Los Angeles band regarded as one of the most original of the garage-punk era, has died. He was 71. Bonniwell died Dec. 20 of lung

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Music Machine’s Sean Bonniwell, 71, was leader in garage punk

VISALIA, Calif. – Sean Bonniwell, lead singer and songwriter of the Music Machine, a 1960s Los Angeles band regarded as one of the most original of the garage-punk era, has died. He was 71. Bonniwell died Dec. 20 of lung

The stain that abstract expressionist Helen Frankenthaler, 83, created launched a movement in art

DARIEN, Conn. – Helen Frankenthaler, an influential painter of abstract art, died Monday at the age of 83 in her Darien home, where she had lived since 1999. Some of Frankenthaler’s paintings were “seen as seminal works in the development

The stain that abstract expressionist Helen Frankenthaler, 83, created launched a movement in art

DARIEN, Conn. – Helen Frankenthaler, an influential painter of abstract art, died Monday at the age of 83 in her Darien home, where she had lived since 1999. Some of Frankenthaler’s paintings were “seen as seminal works in the development