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September 26, 2011 | By Susan King, Los Angeles Times
According to James Curtis, author of the new 1,056-page "Spencer Tracy: A Biography," it could have been actress Loretta Young who became the love of Tracy's life, not Katharine Hepburn, his partner for 26 years with whom he made nine films. Tracy and Young, both Catholics, began their romance while working together on the 1933 Depression-era drama "A Man's Castle. " Though Tracy was married to Louise Treadwell, the illicit pair would go to Mass and confessions together. "I think they were drawn together because of the shared bond of faith," said Curtis, who spent six years on the book, drawing from Tracy's own papers and obtaining the cooperation of the actor's daughter, Susie Tracy.
October 24, 1992
Graveside services for John Hancock, the burly actor who played the bartender in the new CBS television series "Love and War," are scheduled for 1 p.m. Tuesday at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills, 6300 Forest Lawn Drive. Hancock, 51, died Oct. 13 of a massive heart attack. Visitation hours will be Monday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Tuesday morning from 8 to 11.
April 25, 1988
The Rev. Fred Jordan, whose Skid Row mission in downtown Los Angeles feeds 1,000 people a day and who also was a pioneer television minister whose "Church in the Home" was first broadcast in 1951, has died. Jordan was 78 and had been hospitalized at Foothill Presbyterian Hospital in Glendora since suffering a massive heart attack earlier this month. He died Sunday. His widow, Willie, said today she would continue to operate the mission.
March 18, 1995
Ahmad Khomeini, 50, son of Iran's late revolutionary leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. A cleric and politician, the younger Khomeini lived for years in his father's shadow but had been expected to seize power after the ayatollah's death in 1989. Instead, he kept a low profile, apparently seeking to act as a powerbroker. In Tehran on Thursday six days after suffering a massive heart attack.
April 18, 2011 | By M. Gregg Bloche
Several years ago, I was asked to speak on end-of-life issues at a retreat for Southern California physicians. A number of doctors there brought up one particular case: an 82-year-old woman who'd suffered a massive heart attack while visiting her daughter. Her story captures the difficult choices that keep us from controlling healthcare spending. Unless we all confront those choices, the costs of medical care will consume us, stealing away an ever-larger share of our national wealth and driving federal budget deficits to catastrophic levels.
August 30, 1997
While everyone knows you don't have to be a math major to become a Times sportswriter . . . Ross Newhan's declaration that "there is a Sept. 31 deadline for submitting a 1998 schedule . . . " I hope the union is holding its breath. Mike DiGiovanna's declaration that Tony Conigliaro "suffered a massive heart attack in 1983 and was in a coma for about eight years before he died Feb. 24, 1990." Time flies when you're having fun, right, Mike? CRAIG LESLY Santa Ana
April 26, 1992 | SHERRY JOE
A man who died of natural causes in a Ventura park restroom has been identified as Craig Steinhauer of Ventura, the county coroner's office said. Steinhauer was identified by a former employer who read a description of him in a newspaper, investigator Zelmira Isaac of the coroner's office said. The body of the 46-year-old man was discovered Thursday in a public restroom at Plaza Park. Steinhauer was not carrying identification, authorities said.
February 28, 1988
Hale D. Baney, 64, of Los Angeles, a longtime supporter of the USC women's basketball program, died after collapsing during halftime of Saturday night's USC-Washington women's game in the USC campus gym. The teams, nearing conclusion of their halftime warmups, left the court as paramedics worked for more than 25 minutes on Baney. According to a hospital spokesperson, Baney was was taken to California Hospital, where he was pronounced dead from what was believed to be a massive heart attack.
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