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March 13, 1985 | DOROTHY TOWNSEND, Times Staff Writer
Eugene Ormandy, whose name has been virtually interchangeable with the Philadelphia Orchestra for nearly half a century, died Tuesday. The maestro who lived with his orchestra as with a lifelong love and who viewed its players as his "musical children," was 85 when he died of pneumonia in his Philadelphia home with his wife at his side. Ormandy officially handed over the Philadelphia baton to a younger man, Riccardo Muti, in 1980, but continued as conductor laureate until his death.
December 23, 1994
Eugene Zukor, 97, former producer and treasurer for Paramount studios. The only son of Paramount founder Adolph Zukor, he was born in Chicago but moved to New York and then to Los Angeles as his father got into the new business of motion pictures. In the 1930s, the younger Zukor produced films including "The Island of Lost Men," "The Way of All Flesh" and "Women Without Names." He also served in various administrative positions at the studio including treasurer and talent executive.
November 14, 1993
Dr. Eugene Ziskind, 93, USC psychiatry professor who chaired the psychiatric departments of County-USC Medical Center and Cedars of Lebanon Hospital. He wrote the textbook "Psychophysiologic Medicine" and more than 140 articles about his research on physical and biological causes of mental illness. Internationally recognized for his work, he was named an honorary fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in London in 1974, and was honored by the California State Medical Assn.
November 26, 2003 | Joseph Menn, Times Staff Writer
Eugene Kleiner, who fled his native Austria ahead of the Nazis and later found what became perhaps the world's most admired venture capital firm, has died. Kleiner, 80, died of heart failure Thursday in the Los Altos Hills home he built above Silicon Valley, his family said. As part of the team at Shockley Labs that launched the digital age by putting multiple transistors on a silicon chip, Kleiner moved from his engineering career to launch Kleiner, Perkins, Caulfield & Byers in 1972.
December 11, 2005 | Art Pine, Special to The Times
Former Sen. Eugene J. McCarthy (D-Minn.), whose surprisingly strong showing in the 1968 New Hampshire presidential primary dramatized deepening public opposition to the Vietnam War and effectively ended President Lyndon B. Johnson's political career, died Saturday. He was 89. McCarthy died at a retirement home in the Georgetown section of Washington, where he had lived for several years.
March 30, 1994 | SYLVIE DRAKE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES: Sylvie Drake, former theater critic for The Times, is now an artistic associate of the Denver Center Theatre Company and director of media relations and publications for the Denver Center for the Performing Arts.
It was a jolt to hear the newscaster on National Public Radio announce early Monday that playwright Eugene Ionesco had died. Not possible. Ionesco was one of the giants, not only for having radically changed the face of theater in 1950 with his "The Bald Soprano," but for having continued to write such mind-blowers as "Rhinoceros," "The Chairs," "The Lesson," "Jack or the Submission," "Exit the King," "Voyage Among the Dead"--all plays that were well ahead of their audiences.
Eugene Shoemaker, an astronomer and geologist who was a co-discoverer of the Shoemaker-Levy 9 comet that collided with Jupiter in 1994, was killed Friday in a traffic accident near Alice Springs, Australia. The Lowell Observatory at Flagstaff, Ariz., with which Shoemaker was most recently associated, said the 69-year-old scientist died in a two-car accident.
October 28, 1989 | DICK WAGNER
Cal State Long Beach's football team, which lost to Oregon here last season, 49-0, will have a nonconference rematch with the Ducks at 1 p.m. today. "We remembered what happened last year and hopefully that will be motivation enough," said Long Beach Coach Larry Reisbig. The 49ers, who lost to San Jose State last week, 21-10, are 3-5 overall and 1-3 in the Big West Conference. They have defeated only one Division I-A team, winless New Mexico State.
September 30, 1990
Dr. Eugene J. Joergenson, 84, former chairman of the Los Angeles County Medical Assn. cancer committee. Born in Stanwood, Wash., Dr. Joergenson was educated at Auburn Academy, Walla Walla College and Loma Linda University. He taught at USC and Loma Linda, and served as president of the Southern California Chapter of the American College of Surgeons. A Glendale surgeon, he was active in the Glendale Adventist Church, Rotary and Chamber of Commerce. On Thursday in Glendale of heart failure.
October 21, 2002 | Rob Fernas, Times Staff Writer
Forget the traditional showdowns against UCLA and Notre Dame. USC quarterback Carson Palmer knows that Saturday's game at Oregon is the one that most matters for the Trojans this season. "It's the biggest game of the year, by far," he said. A victory would prove the Trojans finally belong among the elite in the Pacific 10 Conference and go a long way toward exorcising the demons that have plagued them on the road. A loss to 14th-ranked Oregon would leave No.
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