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March 17, 1988 | LOIS TIMNICK, Times Staff Writer
Film family matriarch Olive Carey, an actress in her own right whose credits spanned more than half a century and included many roles opposite her cowboy-star husband, the late Harry Carey, died Sunday after a short illness at her lemon ranch in Carpinteria. She was 92. A popular leading lady in silent films, she made a successful transition to the talkies, and was best known for two movies she made with John Wayne in the late 1950s--"The Searchers," in which her son, Harry Jr.
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May 28, 1998 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Douglas Fowley, character actor who appeared in more than 200 films and television shows but is probably best remembered as Doc Holliday in the long-running 1950s series "The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp," has died. He was 86. Fowley died May 21 at the Motion Picture and Television Country House and Hospital in Woodland Hills.
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September 7, 2007 | Dennis McLellan, Times Staff Writer
Marcia Mae Jones, who launched her career in Hollywood as a child actress and appeared in films of the 1930s such as "The Champ," "Heidi" and "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer," has died. She was 83. Jones died of complications of pneumonia Sunday at the Motion Picture and Television Country House and Hospital in Woodland Hills, said her son, Tim Chic. Born Aug. 1, 1924, in Los Angeles, Jones grew up in the movies. Her mother, Freda Jones, became an extra and actress.
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April 30, 1991 | BURT A. FOLKART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ken Curtis, who as a boy helped out in his father's jail in Colorado and as a character named Festus Haggen performed similar work for Marshal Matt Dillon in "Gunsmoke," is dead. Film producer A. C. Lyles said Monday his friend was 74 when he was found dead by his wife when she awoke in their Fresno-area home Sunday morning. The onetime big band vocalist had been in apparent good health, Lyles said, attending a rodeo in nearby Clovis on Saturday. The cause of death has not been determined.
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November 5, 1986 | BOB POOL, Times Staff Writer
Woodland Hills homeowners Tuesday signed a peace treaty with officials of the film industry's hospital and retirement complex, ending a dispute over a $40-million expansion project. Officials of the Motion Picture and Television Country House and Hospital promised to redesign parts of their Mulholland Drive project to buffer it from nearby homeowners.
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August 20, 1988 | CARLOS LOZANO, Times Staff Writer
Cowboy star Roy Rogers was honored by fellow Western movie actors at the Golden Boot Award dinner in Woodland Hills Friday night, and wife Dale Evans took the opportunity to give a boot of her own to modern Westerns. In Roy and Dale's pictures, the good guys were clean, wore white hats and always won by playing fair. She doesn't care much for today's grittier Westerns, said Evans, who co-starred with Rogers in 35 films. "Possibly they are more realistic about people," she said.
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April 6, 1986
Mary C. McCall Jr., who adapted a little-known book called "Dark Dame" into the well-known "Maisie" film series starring Ann Sothern, died Thursday night of complications of cancer at the Motion Picture and Television Hospital in Woodland Hills. The charter member and first woman president of the Writers Guild of America died one day short of her 82nd birthday.
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October 3, 2007 | Mary Rourke, Times Staff Writer
Randy Van Horne, whose Randy Van Horne Singers performed the theme songs for "The Flintstones," "The Jetsons," "The Huckleberry Hound Show" and several other popular television cartoons of the 1960s, has died. He was 83. Van Horne died of cancer Sept. 26 at the Motion Picture and Television Country House and Hospital in Woodland Hills, said his son, Mark. In the late 1940s, Van Horne began his career in Los Angeles as a studio musician.
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November 25, 2007 | Valerie J. Nelson, Times Staff Writer
Charles D. Kratka, an interior designer and graphic artist whose Modernist projects included the mosaic walls in tunnels at Los Angeles International Airport, has died. He was 85. Kratka died Nov. 8 of complications from Alzheimer's disease at a senior living facility in Encinitas, said his daughter, Peggy Kratka. Completed in 1961, the mosaics were designed to make the approximately 300-foot tunnels seem shorter, said Ethel Pattison, the airport's historian.
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July 20, 1990
Frances Cram, a longtime secretary for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, has died in Woodland Hills. She was 90. Mrs. Cram died Tuesday of natural causes, said her daughter, Eloise Bartlett Kearns. Born Frances Bermudez on Jan. 23, 1900, in Los Angeles, Mrs. Cram grew up in the Los Angeles area and graduated from Belmont High School in 1918. Mrs. Cram worked for MGM from 1936 to 1956.
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