Jerry Schwartz


Jerry Schwartz, a veteran journalist and music critic who wrote for the New York Times, the Miami Herald, Reuters and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, died Nov. 1 in Atlanta from leukemia. He was…

Albert Washington


Albert Washington, a blues guitarist prominent in the 1960s and ’70s, died Oct. 23 of diabetes in Columbus, Ohio. He was 59. Washington, who recorded albums and performed at clubs and concerts, was…


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Leland Frederick Cooley


Leland Frederick Cooley, an early television pioneer perhaps best remembered for penning numerous adventure books based on his own real-life experiences, died Oct. 27 of prostate cancer in Napa…

Johnny Adams


New Orleans singer Johnny Adams died Sept. 14 in Baton Rouge, La., following a long battle with cancer. He was 67. Regarded as one of the finest singers associated with New Orleans R&B and jazz…

Vince Soukup


Vince Soukup, who served in several executive capacities during his lengthy entertainment career, died Oct. 21 of cancer at the Motion Picture and Television Fund Country House in Woodland Hills. He…

Samuel Blum


Samuel Blum, an author and longtime editor-in-chief of the Doubleday Book Club, died Oct. 22 in New York of leukemia. He was 70. Blum retired last year after working for 20 years as editor of the…

Barbarah Messing


Barbarah Messing, a production assistant who worked on such TV shows as “Step by Step,” “Family Matters” and “Perfect Strangers,” died Nov. 13 of lung cancer in Whittier. She was 57. Her production…

Pat Hodges


Pat Hodges, senior administrator for the American Film Institute Center for Advanced Film and Television Studies, died of cancer Nov. 10 in Culver City. She was 62. Hodges oversaw production and…

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