Oscar Scaggs


Oscar Scaggs, the 21-year-old son of singer Boz Scaggs, died Dec. 31 in San Francisco of a drug overdose. Boz Scaggs, 54, recorded two albums with the Steve Miller Band before embarking on a solo…

James Hammerstein


James Hammerstein, legit director/producer and son of Oscar Hammerstein II, died of a heart attack Jan. 7 in New York. He was 67. Hammerstein, the co-producer of the long-running Off Broadway musical…

Mark Edward Warren III


TV director Mark Edward Warren III, who garnered an Emmy Award and an NAACP Image Award for best director, died Jan. 11 of cancer at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He was 61. Warren, who won an Emmy…

Norman Reyes


Norman Reyes, a Filipino-American radio broadcaster who was the voice of the resistance on Bataan peninsula during one of the bloodiest battles of World War II, died Jan. 7 in his sleep at a relative…

Michel Petrucciani


Michel Petrucciani, an acclaimed jazz pianist who waged a lifelong battle against a crippling disease that stunted his growth and made his bones dangerously brittle, died Jan. 6 in New York City. He…

Cleve Hermann


Longtime Los Angeles broadcast reporter and sportscaster Cleve Hermann, died Dec. 31 after a fall at his home in Redding. He was 80. A distinctive figure with a black patch over his blind left eye…

William Allyn


Television and film producer William Allyn, whose films include “Cousins” and “Rich and Famous,” died Jan. 3 at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles of complications from heart disease. He was…

Harvey Miller


Harvey Miller, an Oscar-nominated screenwriter for the 1980 feature “Private Benjamin,” died Jan. 8 of heart failure at his home in Los Angeles. He was 63. An Army veteran who served in Germany…

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Don Roberts


Don Roberts, a prolific production designer whose designs for the sets of the legendary TV series “All In the Family” are now on display at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., died…

David Adams


Former NBC chairman David Adams, regarded as one of television’s most popular executives, died Dec. 27 in Ossining, N.Y., of natural causes. He was 85. Cause of death was not reported. Adams joined…

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