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Jamma Fanaka wrote, directed and released hit movie “Penitentiary” while still in film school

LOS ANGELES – Jamaa Fanaka, who emerged as a dynamic black filmmaker with his gritty independent 1979 film “Penitentiary” and later made headlines with his legal battles alleging widespread discrimination against women and ethnic minorities in the film and television

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Jamma Fanaka wrote, directed and released hit movie “Penitentiary” while still in film school

LOS ANGELES – Jamaa Fanaka, who emerged as a dynamic black filmmaker with his gritty independent 1979 film “Penitentiary” and later made headlines with his legal battles alleging widespread discrimination against women and ethnic minorities in the film and television

WWII exploits behind enemy lines brought ‘Band of Brothers’ Buck Compton, 90, recognition late in life.

BURLINGTON, Wash. – As a Los Angeles deputy district attorney, Lynn D. “Buck” Compton was known for heading the three-man team that successfully prosecuted Sirhan B. Sirhan for the 1968 slaying of U.S. Sen. Robert F. Kennedy. But it was

WWII exploits behind enemy lines brought ‘Band of Brothers’ Buck Compton, 90, recognition late in life.

BURLINGTON, Wash. – As a Los Angeles deputy district attorney, Lynn D. “Buck” Compton was known for heading the three-man team that successfully prosecuted Sirhan B. Sirhan for the 1968 slaying of U.S. Sen. Robert F. Kennedy. But it was

Jazz saxophonist Red Holloway, 84, helped define Chicago bebop sound

MORRO BAY, Calif. – You could hear the sound of the South Side of Chicago in Red Holloway’s saxophone, his music gritty and tough and steeped in the blues. So even though he moved to Los Angeles in 1967 and

Jazz saxophonist Red Holloway, 84, helped define Chicago bebop sound

MORRO BAY, Calif. – You could hear the sound of the South Side of Chicago in Red Holloway’s saxophone, his music gritty and tough and steeped in the blues. So even though he moved to Los Angeles in 1967 and

Blaxploitation film star Dick Anthony Williams, 77, was lauded for work on N.Y. stages

LOS ANGELES – Dick Anthony Williams, a prolific actor who created enduring roles in blaxploitation films during the 1970s while simultaneously securing his reputation on the New York stage with Tony-nominated performances and a Drama Desk Award, died on Thursday

Blaxploitation film star Dick Anthony Williams, 77, was lauded for work on N.Y. stages

LOS ANGELES – Dick Anthony Williams, a prolific actor who created enduring roles in blaxploitation films during the 1970s while simultaneously securing his reputation on the New York stage with Tony-nominated performances and a Drama Desk Award, died on Thursday

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Cinematographer Ric Waite’s film credits include ‘The Long Riders,’ ‘The Border,’ ‘Footloose’ and ‘Red Dawn’

(Ric Waite, a cinematographer who won an Emmy Award for the 1976 TV miniseries “Captains and the Kings,”  died Saturday of a heart attack at his home in Los Angeles. He was 78. Here’s some info from his Web site

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Cinematographer Ric Waite’s film credits include ‘The Long Riders,’ ‘The Border,’ ‘Footloose’ and ‘Red Dawn’

(Ric Waite, a cinematographer who won an Emmy Award for the 1976 TV miniseries “Captains and the Kings,”  died Saturday of a heart attack at his home in Los Angeles. He was 78. Here’s some info from his Web site

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Model and beauty Elyse Knox left B movies behind to be the mother of two (plus one)

(What a beauty!) LOS ANGELES – As a B-movie actress in the 1940s, Elyse Knox was perhaps best known for the only horror film she ever made, “The Mummy’s Tomb,” with Lon Chaney Jr. as the monster who kidnaps her.

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Model and beauty Elyse Knox left B movies behind to be the mother of two (plus one)

(What a beauty!) LOS ANGELES – As a B-movie actress in the 1940s, Elyse Knox was perhaps best known for the only horror film she ever made, “The Mummy’s Tomb,” with Lon Chaney Jr. as the monster who kidnaps her.

Modernist architect Eugene Weston, 87, considered the house one of the ‘last of the handcrafted objects’

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – Modernist architect Eugene Weston III was in his early 30s when he declared that “the house is the last of the handcrafted objects” in an industrial age. The year was 1956, and he argued in The

Modernist architect Eugene Weston, 87, considered the house one of the ‘last of the handcrafted objects’

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – Modernist architect Eugene Weston III was in his early 30s when he declared that “the house is the last of the handcrafted objects” in an industrial age. The year was 1956, and he argued in The