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Jan. 21, 2014 - Louis Zamperini displays one of his photographs as a student and sprinter, at his Los Angeles home.  (AP Photo/Matt Meindl/USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences)

War hero Zamperini lived ‘unimaginable drama’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Seventy years ago, the world was convinced that Louis Zamperini was dead. There had been no word of the track star and former Olympian since his World War II bomber crashed […]

07/03/2014

This undated photo provided by Universal Pictures, Angelina Jolie is photographed with Louis Zamperini. Zamperini, a U.S. Olympic distance runner and World War II veteran who survived 47 days on a raft in the Pacific after his bomber crashed, then endured two years in Japanese prison camps, died Wednesday, July 2, 2014. Jolie is directing the Universal movie, "Unbroken," about the life of Zamperini. (AP Photo/Universal Pictures)

5 things to know about Louis Zamperini

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Louis Zamperini, an Olympic runner and World War II veteran who survived a bomber crash in the Pacific Ocean, weeks adrift and then years as a prisoner of war, died this […]

07/03/2014

Louis Zamperini at a news conference,Friday May 9, 2014 in Pasadena, Calif. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

Louis Zamperini, 1936 Olympian, World War II POW, dies at 97

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Funeral plans were pending today for Louis Zamperini, a member of the 1936 U.S. Olympic track and field team who survived repeated torture for two years as a Japanese prisoner of […]

07/03/2014

This Feb. 24, 1982 photo released by ABC shows actor Bob Hasting, a cast member on the daytime series "General Hospital," in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/ABC Photo Archives)

‘McHale’s Navy’ star Bob Hastings dies at age 89

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An actor best known from the 1960s sitcom “McHale’s Navy,” has died. Bob Hastings was 89. Allison Knowles says her grandfather died Monday in his Burbank, California, home after a lengthy […]

07/02/2014

This undated image released by HBO shows actor-director Paul Mazursky. (AP Photo/HBO, Doug Hyun)

Film director Paul Mazursky dies

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Funeral services were pending today for five-time Oscar nominee Paul Mazursky, who wrote and directed films such as “Harry and Tonto,” “Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice” and “An Unmarried […]

07/01/2014

This March 21, 2012 file photo shows former Senate Majority Leader Howard Baker in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Ex-US Sen. Howard Baker Jr. dies

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Sen. Howard H. Baker Jr., a moderate Republican known as the politician who inquired what President Richard Nixon knew during the 1973 Senate Watergate hearings, has died. He was 88. Baker, […]

06/26/2014

FILE - This Nov. 1987 file photo shows actor Eli Wallach speaking during an interview in New York. (AP Photo/Marty Lederhandler, File)

Eli Wallach, veteran character actor, dies at 98

NEW YORK (AP) — Eli Wallach, the raspy-voiced character actor who starred in dozens of movies and Broadway plays over a remarkable and enduring career and earned film immortality as a conniving, quick-on-the-draw bandit in […]

06/25/2014

This undated image released by The O and M Company shows lyricist Gerry Goffin at the opening night of "Beautiful: The Carole King Musical," in New York. (AP Photo/The O and M Company, Bruce Glikas)

A look at Gerry Goffin’s key songs

NEW YORK (AP) — Gerry Goffin might have been a chemist, but when it came to music, he was a scientist of songwriting. Goffin began his songwriting career with ex-wife Carole King, who he met […]

06/19/2014

This undated image released by The O and M Company shows lyricist Gerry Goffin at the opening night of "Beautiful: The Carole King Musical," in New York. (AP Photo/The O and M Company, Bruce Glikas)

Gerry Goffin, Carole King’s ex-husband, dies at 75

NEW YORK (AP) — Gerry Goffin, a prolific and multi-dimensional lyricist who with his then-wife and songwriting partner Carole King wrote such hits as “Will You Love Me Tomorrow,” ”(You Make Me Feel Like) A […]

06/19/2014

In this Oct. 27, 2003 file photo, Casey Kasem poses for photographers after receiving the Radio Icon award during The 2003 Radio Music Awards at the Aladdin Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Eric Jamison, File)

Memorial service planned for Casey Kasem

Casey Kasem’s children will hold a private memorial service for the radio legend in the Los Angeles area Saturday. Details for the event, including the location, were not released to ensure privacy. A spokesman for […]

06/19/2014

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