CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 6, 2007 |
Pedro Knight, a former lead trumpet player for Cuba's legendary band La Sonora Matancera and the devoted husband of the late "Queen of Salsa" Celia Cruz, whose career he helped guide, has died. He was 85. Knight died Saturday at Methodist Hospital in Arcadia, hospital spokesman Tony Yang said. Although the cause of death was not given, Knight had suffered from complications of diabetes and had a series of strokes last year.
December 16, 1990 |
When Pete Wilson becomes governor next month, he will bring with him one of his closest friends--the man he has always trusted to tell him when he is wrong. He is Bob White: loyal adviser, political strategist, keeper of the gate and hatchet man. To some, he is Wilson's alter ego. Without question, he is the man Wilson relies on to make things work. "He is politically very adept and sensitive," Wilson says. "He is not a yes man. I have great personal affection for him.
February 12, 1985 |
Veteran network correspondent Sam Jaffe, who was forced to spend the final years of his life denying that he was a Soviet spy, is dead of cancer. Jaffe was 55 when he died Friday at his home in Bethesda, Md., a suburb of Washington. Jaffe had been a correspondent for Life magazine and CBS before joining ABC television in 1960.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 28, 2007 |
Donnie Brooks, a singer with rockabilly roots who had a top 10 pop hit with the love song "Mission Bell" in 1960, has died. He was 71. Brooks, who lived in Burbank, died Friday of congestive heart failure at Mission Community Hospital in Panorama City, said his wife, Penny Brooks. "Rock 'n' roll history in Los Angeles -- that's what he represents," said Steve Propes, a historian of local rock.
November 17, 1990 |
Gideon Hausner, who prosecuted Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann as Israeli attorney general, has died. He was 75. He had been hospitalized for the past three months in Jerusalem, where he died Thursday. His family declined to give the cause of death. Hausner became a world figure during the 1961-62 trial, which ended with Eichmann's conviction and hanging for his role in murdering millions of Jews. "When I stand here before you, judges of Israel . . .
October 22, 1990
Felix Pita Rodriguez, 81, a Cuban poet and political exile who returned home after the Castro revolution. Long active in the Communist Party, Rodriguez, along with Pablo Neruda, was one of the founders of the Ibero-American Anti-Fascist Committee in Madrid and Barcelona during the Spanish Civil War. He lived abroad as a student, writer and exile for many years in Venezuela, Mexico, France, Belgium, Italy, Spain and Morocco, returning to Cuba in 1960, a year after Fidel Castro took power.