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December 18, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Bill Robinson, a menswear designer who worked for some of the biggest names in fashion before heading his own clothing division, died Thursday after what his companion said was a long illness. He was 45. Beginning in 1986, Robinson's designs were manufactured and marketed by the Bill Robinson sportswear division of Bidermann Industries, based in Paris. He worked for various design houses, including Anne Klein, Valentino, Gloria Vanderbilt and Yves St.
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December 30, 2007
Some notable sports deaths in 2007: AUTO RACING Bill France Jr., 74; Bobby Hamilton, 49; Benny Parsons, 65. BASEBALL Steve Barber, 67; Hank Bauer, 84; Rod Beck, 38; Clete Boyer, 70; Lew Burdette, 80; Mike Coolbaugh, 35; Shag Crawford, 90; Bing Devine, 90; Art Fowler, 84; Josh Hancock, 29; Joe Kennedy, 28; Bowie Kuhn, 80; Clem Labine, 80; Joe Nuxhall, 79; Phil Rizzuto, 89; Bill Robinson, 64; Vern Ruhle, 55; John Vukovich, 59.
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SPORTS
December 17, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Bill Robinson, a veteran player and former assistant coach for the New York Mets, was hired as manager of the San Francisco Giants' double-A affiliate in the Texas League.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 25, 2005 | Tony Perry, Times Staff Writer
Bill Robinson, a former Marine who for nearly three decades worked as a public information officer for the San Diego Police Department, died late Wednesday of cancer. He was 64. Robinson bridged the sometimes contentious relationship between the police and the media and served as police spokesman during some of the city's most traumatic moments, including controversial officer-involved shootings, the 1978 crash of PSA Flight 182 and the 1984 massacre at a McDonald's restaurant.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 4, 2001 | MURRAY WHYTE, Murray Whyte is deputy arts editor of the Toronto-based National Post
Gregory Hines is delicately stabbing at his salad on a restaurant patio in Toronto. The dainty lunch isn't just for show; Hines, usually a lithe, sculpted figure--dancers can't get by on much less--is in the process of working Bill Robinson out of his body. Hines, 54, has just wrapped "Bojangles," the Showtime-produced biopic about Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, one of the most-loved entertainers of the 1930s.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 8, 1985
A man believed to be an illegal alien lost a leg Tuesday after he tried to jump onto a speeding northbound freight train Tuesday in the 1800 block of California Street, police spokesman Bill Robinson reported. Roberto Llara, age and residence unknown, fell beneath the moving train, which severed his left leg just below the knee, Robinson said. Llara was taken to UC San Diego Medical Center, where he was listed in serious condition.
NEWS
May 2, 1989
A man who was released and deported after 18 years in a Mexican prison on murder and drug charges crossed into the United States at Chula Vista but was jailed by San Diego police after a computer check showed that he was wanted on a burglary charge in Illinois and on federal warrants in Nebraska and Minnesota. Three Cook County, Ill., warrants on Henry K. Wangrow, 59, date back to the late 1960s, said San Diego police spokesman Bill Robinson.
MAGAZINE
May 22, 1988
Regarding "Oh, Oscar, You're Making Us Blush," by Leo Braudy (April 10): I did not see the 1984 Oscar program but cannot see how Shirley Temple's tribute to dancer Bill Robinson--"He taught me black was really beautiful"--is at all embarrassing. How fortunate for Temple to have learned the truth early; how decent of her to say so. Even today, for all their successes, minorities are still on the downside in the entertainment industry. PAUL H. LOGAN Los Angeles
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 1, 1991
A 11-year-old boy died after he was hit by a car while riding a skateboard in Encanto, authorities said. Sean Everett O'Quinn died at 3:30 p.m. Friday, about an hour after he was taken to Sharp Memorial Hospital, according to the county medical examiner's office. The boy was riding the skateboard in the 6600 block of Charlene Avenue when he was struck, said Bill Robinson, a spokesman for the San Diego Police Department.
NEWS
June 2, 2002
Re "Story on Catholic Female Priest Wasn't Relevant," Letters, May 26: Bill Robinson is right to the extent that the Catholic Church mentioned in your article is not the Roman Catholic Church. However, Robinson was very unkind. As a Roman Catholic, I was embarrassed by him and for him. I think that what Robinson is truly upset about is a woman being ordained a priest. What most Roman Catholics have known, whether they have liked it or not, is that women one day will be ordained priests in the Roman Catholic Church.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 4, 2001 | MURRAY WHYTE, Murray Whyte is deputy arts editor of the Toronto-based National Post
Gregory Hines is delicately stabbing at his salad on a restaurant patio in Toronto. The dainty lunch isn't just for show; Hines, usually a lithe, sculpted figure--dancers can't get by on much less--is in the process of working Bill Robinson out of his body. Hines, 54, has just wrapped "Bojangles," the Showtime-produced biopic about Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, one of the most-loved entertainers of the 1930s.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 25, 1998 | JENNIFER KNIGHT, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It was all in his eyes. There was the discomfort of reliving the past, followed by the glow when he talked about the place that gave him his future. For five years in a row, 47-year-old Bill Robinson has come to the green canvas tents at Stand Down, a name in military life that means a reprieve from battle. "This place gave me the help that I needed when I needed it," Robinson said Friday, the first day of the weekend event.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 3, 1995
Wilma Josephine Robinson of Oxnard, a longtime active member of Women of the Moose, has died after a long illness. She was 74. A resident of Oxnard since 1975, Mrs. Robinson was born in Dodge City, Kan. in 1920. She moved to Long Beach with her family in 1932, after her father landed a job as an oil field worker with Texaco, and graduated from Long Beach Jordan High School in 1936. Mrs. Robinson enrolled in cosmetology school but never pursued the career.
NEWS
December 18, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Bill Robinson, a menswear designer who worked for some of the biggest names in fashion before heading his own clothing division, died Thursday after what his companion said was a long illness. He was 45. Beginning in 1986, Robinson's designs were manufactured and marketed by the Bill Robinson sportswear division of Bidermann Industries, based in Paris. He worked for various design houses, including Anne Klein, Valentino, Gloria Vanderbilt and Yves St.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 2, 1992 | LEE ROMNEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An intruder who dropped his ID card in a scuffle with his victim was arrested Tuesday when he returned and tried to get the card back, police said. Richard Hernandez, 43, was taken into custody about 5:30 a.m. with the stolen goods in hand as he haggled outside the Pacific Beach home of 25-year-old Todd McNeil, whose house he had allegedly burglarized less than two hours earlier 4 a.m., police spokesman Bill Robinson said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 27, 1992 | LEE ROMNEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Mira Mesa couple who were beaten and stabbed during an attempted burglary earlier this month were attacked in their home again Wednesday afternoon by two men who match the burglars' description, police said. San Diego police spokesman Bill Robinson said it was unclear whether the attacks are related. Arthur Clemena, 31, and his 25-year-old wife, Lilliana Clemena, arrived at their house a little before 4 p.m. Wednesday, Robinson said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 29, 1992
Two suspects were being questioned in connection with the stabbing death of a 33-year-old man in downtown San Diego, police said Tuesday. Anthony E. Justice was found stabbed to death on the sidewalk at 12th Avenue and G Street about 8 p.m. Monday, police spokesman Bill Robinson said. Justice had suffered at least one stab wound to his upper torso. Witnesses to the stabbing provided police with descriptions of two men who fled on foot from the scene, Robinson said.
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