William H. Barney


William H. Barney, whose acting career included playing the title role in “Cyrano de Bergerac” at the Morgan Theater in Santa Monica, died of cancer Oct. 25 in San Diego. He was 63. Born in Pueblo…

Kenny Kirkland


Kenny Kirkland, a jazz pianist who played with Sting and Branford Marsalis, has died at age 43 in New York. His body was found Friday after neighbors called police about an odor coming from his…

Rosamund John


Rosamund John, one of Britain’s most popular actresses during World War II, died Oct. 27 of unreported causes in London. She was 85. Born Nora Rosamund Jones, in Tottenham, England, John dominated…


Robert E. True


Robert E. True, a longtime musician and entertainer who, during the 1950s, performed with the group the Vagabonds, died Oct. 22 of skin cancer at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank. He…

Victoria Dushoff


Victoria Dushoff, who worked as a personal manager for comedians, died Oct. 19 at her home in West Los Angeles following a lengthy battle with pancreatic cancer. She was 53. Following stints as a…

Andrew Richter


Andrew Richter, a TV executive, producer and developer for International Creative Management, died Oct. 24 in an automobile accident near Lake Hollywood. He was 52. Born and reared in San Bernardino…

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Jean Marais


Jean Marais, the French film and stage actor whose body of work ranged from Jean Cocteau’s classic “Beauty and the Beast” to a host of swashbucklers in the 1960s, died at a hospital in Cannes on Nov…

Ronald Sylwester


Emmy-nominated Roland Sylwester, nationally known for his hand puppet shows illustrating Bible stories, died Oct. 31 of unreported causes at his home in Granada Hills. He was 73. The puppeteer…

Robin Eickman


Robin Eickman, one of the driving forces in the development of San Francisco’s film and video industry, died Nov. 10 of pancreatic cancer at her home in San Francisco. She was 50. Eickman was San…

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