June Valli, a singer who appeared on network variety shows from the 1950s through the 1970s and was the voice in the Chiquita Banana commercial, is dead at age 64.
M.E. (Gene) Hall, founder of an influential jazz program at the U. of North Texas, died March 4 of a heart attack.
Michael Havas, retired studio executive, died March 6 in New York City from complications of asthma.
Beatrice Behan, an artist and the widow of playwright Brendan Behan, died March 10.
Manuel da Fonseca, one of Portugal's most prominent writers and poets, died March 11 of cancer. He was 81.
Claude Kirchner, a radio and TV personality and a pioneer in children's television, died March 8 of cancer.
John Outlaw, an actor and musician who used songs to dramatize the battle against AIDS, died of the disease March 8.
Jim Boyd, a country-western performer who recorded hundreds of songs with "Bill and the Cowboy Ramblers," died of lung cancer Thursday in Dallas at age 78 .
Madonna's multimedia outfit Maverick has confirmed the appointment of Iris Dugow as president of Maverick TV Co. Dugow will serve as a producer, writer and director on selected projects in addition…
Robert Drake and Gigi Duenas Drake, a girl, Olivia Rae Duenas Drake, Dec. 17, Holy Cross Medical Center, Mission Hills.
Singleton Palmer, a member of the Count Basie band from 1947 to 1949, died of bone cancer March 8.