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April 4, 2011
Raymond Massey The lanky Canadian actor scored on Broadway in Robert E. Sherwood's historical drama "Abe Lincoln in Illinois" and earned an Oscar nomination for lead actor in the 1940 film version. Henry Fonda The Nebraska native perfectly captured Honest Abe's early years as struggling attorney in John Ford's 1939 drama "Young Mr. Lincoln," which earned an Oscar screenplay nomination for Lamar Trotti. Walter Huston The father of director John Huston and grandfather of Anjelica is the best thing about D.W. Griffith's first talkie, 1930's "Abraham Lincoln," which chronicles the 16th president's life from his early years to his assassination.
February 11, 2008 | By P.J. Huffstutter, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Bouncing down an empty country road, past browning cotton fields lined with signs advertising church services and cheap guns, historian John A. Lupton hunches over a minivan's steering wheel and ignores his aching back. He has been traveling for six days -- covering five states and more than 1,400 miles -- in a mentally exhilarating and physically exhausting pursuit of anything handwritten by Abraham Lincoln, as well as documents addressed to him: a frayed envelope the president addressed to a Confederate sympathizer; a dirty sheet of paper filled with the grumblings of a cotton farmer; a faded journal entry with notes about property rights that Lincoln scrawled in the margins.
One of the most tragic and disturbing moments of American history can soon be yours to watch and review in your own home. Next week, the public will be able to purchase for the first time on video an authorized, newly restored copy of one of this century's most infamous film sequences, the home movie footage of President John F. Kennedy's assassination. "Image of an Assassination: A New Look at the Zapruder Film," which will retail for $19.
April 20, 2004 | From a Times Staff Writer
Abraham Spiegel, a Holocaust survivor who immigrated to Los Angeles and became a prominent real estate developer, formed Columbia Savings & Loan and was a major philanthropist, has died. He was 97. Spiegel died of pneumonia April 10 at his home in Beverly Hills, according to publicist Warren Cowan. Formed by Spiegel in 1974 and based in Beverly Hills, Columbia Savings & Loan was for many years considered one of the nation's best-run thrifts.
June 27, 1991 | JEFF RILEY
Gary Abraham was hired Wednesday as boys' basketball coach at Channel Islands High, according to Principal Ken Benefield. Abraham, 29, was women's basketball coach at Moorpark College the past four seasons. The Raiders were 30-5 last season and advanced to the quarterfinals of the state playoffs. "We feel we were fortunate," Benefield said. "He has exhibited a lot of enthusiasm and has had a lot of success."
The fall from the top was swift. One day, Danny Abraham was a junior linebacker on Cal State Northridge's 1990 Western Football Conference championship team. A few months later, he was working at a local gas station. The slide began shortly after Abraham helped Northridge win the WFC title with 21 tackles, a sack and a fumble recovery in a reserve role. Off the field, Abraham was equally active, particularly on the party scene.
July 16, 2003 | From a Times Staff Writer
Abraham S. Becker, a Rand Corp. economist who advised the CIA on military spending in the former Soviet Union and was known for his thorough understanding of the complexities of the Soviet economy during the Cold War, died of leukemia July 5 in Los Angeles. He was 76. He was best known for his work suggesting that the Soviet Union's hefty military spending would lead to its eventual downfall.
June 7, 1997
Michael Abraham has kept a low profile during the gender-equity crisis that Cal State Northridge finds itself in. "I feel terrible," the Matador women's basketball coach said, "because I have one of the programs that has not been successful and is given a lot of money to be successful. I feel bad for the people who have worked hard and given a lot to the community and are getting their programs cut." Abraham has won nine games in two years, but he just received a two-year contract extension.
April 21, 1985
Jennifer Abraham of UC Irvine set a school record with a winning time of 4:27.92 in the 1,500 meters Saturday and she also won the 800, but it wasn't enough to stop San Diego State from defeating the Anteaters, 93-58, in a nonconference women's dual meet at San Diego. Latanya Sheffield led San Diego State by winning the 400-meter hurdles in 53.09, the second fastest time for a woman in NCAA history. In a men's tri-meet, SDSU outscored Irvine and Cal Poly Pomona.
September 24, 1987
Abraham A. Schwadron, former chairman of the music department at UCLA who specialized in the comparative aesthetics of music and world music cultures, particularly Jewish music, died Wednesday at his West Los Angeles home. He was 61 and died of an apparent heart attack. A native of Brooklyn, Schwadron learned to play the clarinet from a friend who had taken lessons and played with a pickup band during World War II Marine Corps service.
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