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Mark Williams


Mark Williams, best remembered as a special-effects artist for features including “The Brain” and “Blue Monkey,” died May 27 of respiratory failure at Kaiser Hospital in Panorama City. He was 38…

Billie Hughes


Recording artist and Emmy-nominated songwriter Billie Hughes died July 3 of a heart attack in Los Angeles. He was 50. Hughes started as the leader of the group Lazarus. The group recorded several…

Phil Leeds


Longtime stage comedian and television actor Phil Leeds died of pneumonia Sunday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He was 82. An entertainer for more than 55 years, Leeds began working as a stand-up…

Noel Behn


Noel Behn, a novelist, TV writer and theatrical producer who helped develop the Off Broadway theater movement, died July 20 in New York City of a heart attack following a lengthy battle with cancer…

Jerome Bixby


Science-fiction writer Jerome “Jay Lewis” Bixby, whose screen work included “Fantastic Voyage,” one of the stories for “Twilight Zone — The Movie” and the original screenplay for the cult classic…

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