Jazz pianist, composer, arranger and conductor Page Cavanaugh, whose trio played in films and on Frank Sinatra's radio show, died Dec. 19 of kidney failure in Granada Hills, Calif. He was 86.
Korean actor and theater director Park Kwang-jung, who starred in "Driving with My Wife's Lover," died of lung cancer Dec. 15 in Seoul. He was 46.
Majel Barrett Roddenberry, actress who appeared in all five "Star Trek" series, died Thursday of leukemia in her Bel-Air, Los Angeles home. She was 76.
In 1963, Variety wrote about a new musical fad called "surfing music" and predicted it would "take hold of the teenage market on a national scale."
Bill Finnegan, who produced films including "The Fabulous Baker Boys" and numerous TV shows including "Hawaii Five-O," died of Parkinson's disease Nov. 28 in Sag Harbor, N.Y. He was 80.
Jay Fiondella, founder of celebrity hangout Chez Jay and former actor, died Nov. 6 in Santa Monica after a long battle with Parkinson's disease. He was 82.
UCLA's Samuel Goldwyn writing award winners were announced Monday, with Austin Formato taking first place for his screenplay "Self Help."
Estelle Reiner, the wife of writer-director-actor Carl Reiner who later in life became a respected jazz singer and actress, died Saturday, Oct. 25 in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Milton Katselas, the charismatic acting teacher to the stars who also directed for stage and screen, died of heart failure Friday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He was 75.
Hordes of tweens and teens attired in Wildcat team colors of red and white greeted the stars of "High School Musical 3: Senior Year" to USC's Galen Center basketball stadium for Thursday's premiere.
A record 67 countries have submitted films for the 81st Academy Awards, Academy president Sid Ganis said Friday.