Beatrice Behan, an artist and the widow of playwright Brendan Behan, died March 10.
Claude Kirchner, a radio and TV personality and a pioneer in children's television, died March 8 of cancer.
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…
M.E. (Gene) Hall, founder of an influential jazz program at the U. of North Texas, died March 4 of a heart attack.
Robert Drake and Gigi Duenas Drake, a girl, Olivia Rae Duenas Drake, Dec. 17, Holy Cross Medical Center, Mission Hills.
Jose F. Duval, actor and singer perhaps best known as the original coffee planter Juan Valdez in television commercials for Colombian coffee, died Feb. 27 at age 72.
Richard William Conners, sales and marketing coordinator at IVE (now Live Entertainment) and celebrity home entertainment, died of cancer Feb. 22 in Newhall.
Varujan Kojian, music director and conductor of the Santa Barbara Symphony, died March 4 at his Carpinteria home. He was 57.
Byron (Buzz) Brandt, film and television editor, died March 9 in Los Angeles of heart failure. He was 60. Brandt, a native of Nebraska, began his career in the film industry working in the shipping…