Jim Jordan


Jim Jordan, namesake son of the actor who played the tall-tale teller Fibber McGee from the 1930s and 1940s radio show “Fibber McGee and Molly,” died Dec. 24 at his home in Reno, Nev., from a heart…

Viola Farber


Viola Farber, a choreographer and founding member of the Merce Cunningham Dance Co., died Dec. 24 of a cerebral hemorrhage in New York. She was 67. She also was the director of the dance program at…

Hurd Hatfield


Hurd Hatfield, the American leading man known for his portrayal of the title character in the Oscar-winning “The Picture of Dorian Gray,” died Friday at a friend’s home in Ireland at age 80. Cause of…

Don Taylor


Actor-director-writer Don Taylor, who played Elizabeth Taylor’s bridegroom in “Father of the Bride” and went on to helm such features as “Escape From the Planet of the Apes” and “The Island of Dr…

Terry Chiz


Terry Chiz, a talent agent and personal manager for comedians, animators and writers, died Friday of a heart attack in Burbank. He was 52. Chiz broke into the entertainment industry in the 1970s as a…

Johnny Moore


Johnny Moore, the singer who replaced Clyde McPhatter in the Drifters and later sang lead on the smash hit “Under the Boardwalk,” died Wednesday en route to a hospital in London. He was 64. Moore had…

Helen Taini Nayfack


Helen Taini Nayfack, a 25-year veteran of television and film production, died Friday of leukemia in Rancho Mirage. She was 73. Nayfack spent time at 20th Century Fox, working as a production…

Keith Amos


Actor Keith Amos, perhaps best known for his “Got Milk” commercial, died Nov. 22 in Los Angeles of chronic asthma. He was 30. Amos started his career when he starred in the Broadway revival of “The…

Ruth Cornelius


Ruth Clifford Cornelius, whose acting career extended from silent films to talkies including “Dante’s Inferno” and “The Keys of the Kingdom,” died Nov. 30 at age 98 at the Motion Picture & Television…

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