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July 24, 2006 | Jon Thurber, Times Staff Writer
Robert Cornthwaite, a character actor whose more than 50-year career in theater, films and television included roles in classic thrillers and thrilling classics, has died. He was 89. Cornthwaite died of natural causes Thursday at the Motion Picture and Television Country House and Hospital in Woodland Hills, according to Jennifer Fagen, a spokeswoman for the home.
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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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June 1, 2003 | Dennis McLellan, Times Staff Writer
Albert Sendrey, a motion picture and television orchestrator, arranger and composer who worked at MGM in the 1940s and '50s and became singer Tony Martin's longtime pianist, conductor and arranger, has died. He was 91. Sendrey died of congestive heart failure May 18 at the Motion Picture and Television Country House and Hospital in Woodland Hills.
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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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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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January 30, 1986 | JACK JONES, Times Staff Writer
Leif Erickson, a one-time band vocalist and trombone player who became a prominent film actor and appeared in dozens of movies and television shows during more than 40 years, died Wednesday evening in Pensacola, Fla., after a struggle with cancer. He was 74. Erickson's daughter, Susan, said he died in Baptist Hospital, where he had been for more than a week while he and his wife, Anne, were staying at their Pensacola home. The couple also have a home in Malibu.
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