Jesse White


Jesse White, the veteran TV and film actor who is probably best remembered as the Maytag repairman in TV commercials that aired for 22 years, died Jan. 8 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He was 79…

William Layos


William Layos, who served as president of Cinesound from 1988-94, died Dec. 23 of a heart attack in Los Angeles. He was 55. He worked at Cinesound, a post-production sound house in Hollywood founded…



The New Year either started with a bang or a thud, depending on where you were last week. While the B.O. surged in the U.K., Germany and Italy, cinemas in Spain and France labored through some of the…

Alma Kitchell Yoder


Alma Kitchell Yoder, a radio singer who became one the medium's earliest talkshow hosts before switching to television, died Nov. 13 in Sarasota, Fla. She was 103. Yoder's voice was transmitted by…

William Lancaster


Screenwriter William H. (Bill) Lancaster, the son of the late film star Burt Lancaster, died Jan. 4 of cardiac arrest at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He was 49. In 1975 Lancaster wrote the screenplay…

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