Not far from the "beautiful downtown Burbank" pilloried by Johnny Carson, the gleaming towers of the city's Media District have been a real estate success story, a prestige address for entertainment…
Industrialist Norton Simon, who amassed a fortune that allowed him to create a world-renowned art collection, died of pneumonia Wednesday. He was 86.
Paul Malvern, a Hollywood stuntman who produced more than 100 films, including many of John Wayne's early Westerns, has died. He was 91.
Mary Philbin, a star of silent films best known for her role in the classic Lon Chaney version of "The Phantom of the Opera," died May 7 in Huntington Beach. She was 89.
Harry Burnett, a Yale Puppeteer and co-founder of the Turnabout Theater, which had its heyday in the 1940s, has died. He was 92.
Dan Seymour, who portrayed hefty villains in such Humphrey Bogart classics as "To Have and Have Not," has died. He was 78.
Paul Rosenfield, who covered Hollywood for the Los Angeles Times for more than 20 years, has died. He was 44. A coroner's spokesman said the cause of death was suicide.
Michael Tovar, a hairdresser to whom country singer Tanya Tucker dedicated an award during a nationwide broadcast earlier this month, died of complications from AIDS. He was 35.
Whoopi Goldberg must testify in a dispute between the actress-comedian and a production company over whether she promised to appear in a "buddy cop" movie opposite a dinosaur, a judge ordered Friday.
Hollywood Boulevard is getting a $ 4.4 million facelift, officials said Wednesday.