Santa Monica Obituaries

Santa Monica Obituaries

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  • Yesterday | via The Washington Post 

    James L. White, screenwriter who captured Ray Charle...

    When James L. White was being raised by a single mother in rural Kentucky, he was taunted by children who chanted, "Who's your daddy?" "I'd come up with someone who was famous, like Jackie Robinson or Bill Cosby, and I'd say they were my daddy," Mr. White said in a 2005 Los Angeles Times interview. "I'd make up all kinds of stories so I'd have something to say back to them."

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  • Monday | via CBS Local 

    James L. White, Screenplay Writer Of Award-Winning '...

    CBS2 / KCAL9 CBS2/KCAL9 is part of CBS Television Stations, a division of CBS Corp. and one of the largest network-owned station groups in the country. CBS Studio City Broadcast Center 4200 Radford Avenue Studio City, CA [] KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO is Southern California's only 24-hour news and traffic station and the most credible local source for news coverage.

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  • Monday | via KDWN 

    James White, wrote screenplay to a Ray,a dies at 67

    James L. White, who wrote the screenplay for "Ray," the 2004 movie about singer Ray Charles, has died in California. He was 67. His attorney, Matthew Saver, says in a statement that White died Thursday from cancer at his home in Santa Monica.

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  • Monday | via SFGate 

    James White, wrote screenplay to 'Ray,' dies at 67

    James L. White, who wrote the screenplay for "Ray," the 2004 movie about singer Ray Charles, has died in California. He was 67. His attorney, Matthew Saver, says in a statement that White died Thursday from cancer at his home in Santa Monica.

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  • Sunday | via Los Angeles Times 

    James L. White dies at 67; wrote screenplay for Ray ...

    James White saw parallels between his life and that of singer Ray Charles. Both were African Americans who grew up in the rural Jim Crow South and both had been heroin addicts at one time.

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  • Thursday Jul 23 | via Patch.com 

    Screenwriter of Ray Charles biopic "Ray," ...

    James L. White, who wrote the screenplay for the 2004 Ray Charles biopic "Ray," died today in Santa Monica at age 67. White's attorney, Matthew H. Saver, told The Hollywood Reporter White died at his home from complications of pancreatic cancer. Jamie Foxx earned an Oscar for his portrayal of Charles in the 2004 film.

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  • Thursday Jul 23 | via People 

    Ray Screenwriter James L. White Dies at the age of 67

    Screenwriter James L. White has died aged 67. White - who penned the original screenplay to the Jamie Foxx movie Ray - passed away Thursday morning following a battle with pancreatic and liver cancer Variety " reports. White's attorney Matthew L. Saver confirmed the news saying that he had died at his home in Santa Monica, California - and also revealed that Sidney Poitier had given White his first screenwriting job.

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  • Thursday Jul 23 | via MLive.com 

    Classic film 'Hook' next at Ah-Nab-Awen Park for out...

    This June 15, 2007 file photo shows actor and comedian Robin Williams posing to promote his film, "License To Wed" in Santa Monica, Calif. Williams, whose free-form comedy and adept impressions dazzled audiences for decades, has died in an apparent suicide.

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  • Tuesday Jul 21 | via The Maryland Gazette 

    Theodore Bikel, 'Fiddler on the Roof' star, dies at 91

    Actor Theodore Bikel poses at the opening night performance of "November" at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles in 2012. Bikel, the Tony-nominated actor and singer whose passions included folk music and political activism, died July 20, 2015 in a Los Angeles hospital.

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  • Tuesday Jul 21 | via Boston.com 

    Capital Group chair, former Harvard treasurer James ...

    James Rothenberg, chairman of the Capital Group mutual fund company and a longtime financial adviser to Harvard University, died Tuesday of a heart attack, according to Capital. He was 69. Mr. Rothenberg was chairman of Harvard Management Co., the school's endowment investment group, and treasurer of the university until last year.

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  • Friday Jul 17 | via Los Angeles Times 

    Bob Baker dies at 67; prolific Times journalist fulf...

    Bob Baker's 1981 book "Newsthinking: Making Your Facts Fall Into Place" was reissued several years later as a textbook for college journalism students. Bob Baker's 1981 book "Newsthinking: Making Your Facts Fall Into Place" was reissued several years later as a textbook for college journalism students.

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  • Tuesday Jul 14 | via Dayton Daily News 

    SCHMITT, Jeanne E.

    News Death Notice SCHMITT, Jeanne E. Age 72 of Huber Heights, passed away, Sunday, July 12, 2015 at her home. She was born May 20, 1943 in Santa Monica, CA to the late Ralph and Helen Maddox.

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  • Saturday Jul 11 | via The Wave 

    Ed Hardy designer Christian Audigier dies at 57

    In this Sept. 25, 2008, file photo, clothing designer Christian Audigier arrives for the 26th Annual Macy's Passport to Fashion gala in Santa Monica, Calif.

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  • Friday Jul 10 | via Boston Herald 

    Elizabeth A. O'Donnell,a resident of Quincy, 77

    Elizabeth A. "Betty" O'Donnell of Quincy, formerly of Mattapan, a homemaker, died Wednesday at home. She was 77. She was a homemaker for many years before her career with John Hancock Insurance, where she worked for more than 20 years.

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  • Friday Jul 10 | via Norwalk Citizen News 

    Character actor Irwin Keyes of 'The Jeffersons' dead...

    This March 17, 2011 photo provided by Studio Talent Group shows actor Irwin Keyes in Santa Monica, Calif. Keyes, who was Hugo the bodyguard on TV's "The Jeffersons" and had a long career playing villains and henchmen, has died in Southern California.

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  • Thursday Jul 9 | via SFGate 

    Character actor Irwin Keyes of 'The Jeffersons' dead...

    This March 17, 2011 photo provided by Studio Talent Group shows actor Irwin Keyes in Santa Monica, Calif. Keyes, who was Hugo the bodyguard on TV's "The Jeffersons" and had a long career playing villains and henchmen, has died in Southern California.

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  • Thursday Jul 9 | via Seattle Times 

    Character actor Irwin Keyes of 'The Jeffersons' dead...

    This March 17, 2011 photo provided by Studio Talent Group shows actor Irwin Keyes in Santa Monica, Calif. Keyes, who was Hugo the bodyguard on TV's "The Jeffersons" and had a long career playing villains and henchmen, has died in Southern California.

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  • Thursday Jul 9 | via The Winnipeg Free Press 

    Character actor Irwin Keyes of 'The Jeffersons,' 'Fr...

    Irwin Keyes, who was Hugo the bodyguard on TV's "The Jeffersons" and had a long career playing villains and henchmen, died Wednesday in Southern California. He was 63. Talent manager Travis Engle said Keyes died of complications from acromegaly, a hormonal disorder in which the pituitary gland produces excess growth hormone.

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  • Friday Jul 3 | via Freshnews 

    'TextLess Live More' Day Observed Nationally July 3

    Americans across the nation are being asked today to pause, "text less," and "live more," by Merritt's Way , an organization dedicated to raising awareness about the dangers of distracted driving and getting behind the wheel while texting or streaming on social media. Merritt's Way, and the TextLess Live More campaign, was launched in memory of 18-year-old Merritt Levitan, of Boston, who was killed while biking cross-country from Charleston, S.C., to Santa Monica, Calif.

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  • Jun 26, 2015 | via The Fresno Bee 

    Consumer Concerns: Hospital bill is high enough to r...

    A single dose of the anti-anxiety drug lorazepam - the generic version of Ativan - will run you about 14 cents at Safeway or Target. At least that's the impression Laurie Leigh came away with after being so overcome with grief when her 90-year-old father died at the hospital that she fainted at his bedside.

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