The fourth generation Californian was born into a family that manufactured apparel. In the 1920’s her father Fred Cole founded Cole of California, makers of swimsuits worn and endorsed by Hollywood stars such as Esther Williams.
The Hollywood glamour girl from the 1950s through the ’70s died on Christmas Day at age 84.
Robert Vaughn, best known for his role as Napoleon Solo on the hit US television spy series "The Man from U.N.C.L.E" died Friday of acute leukemia aged 83, his manager said.
Norman R. Brokaw, an agent who represented cultural icons such as Clint Eastwood, Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley and Bill Cosby, died Saturday in Beverly Hills.
Former 1960s radical and longtime California lawmaker Tom Hayden died in Santa Monica after a lengthy illness at age 76, the Los Angeles Times reported Monday.
Former president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Shimon Peres, the last of Israel's founding fathers, showed improvement Wednesday following a major stroke, but remained in critical condition, doctors said.
Stanley Sheinbaum, an influential liberal figure, fundraiser and peace activist who once orchestrated a meeting between Palestinian movement leader Yasser Arafat and Jewish American leaders and played a key role in ousting LAPD Chief Daryl Gates, died today at his Brentwood home. He was 96.
Former Los Angeles County Supervisor Edmund D. Edelman died today at the age of 85 following a long illness.
Frank Fenton, a community leader and longtime Beverly Hills elected official, passed away Thursday at age 78.
The 31-year-old driver of a truck who killed scores of people on the Nice seafront was a Tunisian petty criminal described by neighbors as an unfriendly loner who showed no outward sign of being a devout Muslim.