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June 27, 1985 | United Press International
Nobel Peace Prize winner and dissident Andrei Sakharov is alive but suffering from heart ailments and Parkinson's disease, West Germany's Bild newspaper said today. In a report released in advance of its Friday editions, the newspaper said it had obtained two videotapes made at a hospital in Gorky where Sakharov is being treated.
May 5, 2013 | By Rebecca Trounson
Mario Machado, a longtime Los Angeles television news anchor and reporter who also played a newsman in a number of films and television shows, has died at a West Hills convalescent facility, said his daughter Michelle. He was 78. Machado, who worked for many years at KCBS-TV Channel 2, its predecessor KNXT and other local stations, died Saturday of complications of pneumonia, his daughter said. He had been ill for some time with Parkinson's disease. Born April 22, 1935, in Shanghai to a Portuguese father and Chinese-Portuguese mother, Machado appeared in such films as “Oh, God!
January 14, 1998
Richard H. Strobel, 87, a veteran Associated Press photographer who recorded international news events from the Hindenburg disaster to the Los Angeles murder of Robert F. Kennedy. A photo editor with the wire service for 44 years, Strobel also served as president of the Catholic Press Council. After he retired from AP in 1975, Strobel became a photographer and columnist for the Larchmont Chronicle.
March 16, 2013 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Booth Gardner, a two-term Democratic governor who later in life spearheaded a campaign that made Washington the second state in the nation to legalize assisted suicide for the terminally ill, has died after a long battle with Parkinson's disease. He was 76. Gardner died Friday at his Tacoma home, said family spokesman Ron Dotzauer. The millionaire heir to the Weyerhaeuser timber fortune served as the state's 19th governor from 1985 to 1993 following terms as Pierce County executive, state senator and business school dean.
April 9, 1985 | Associated Press
Federal and state health authorities on Monday launched a program to test "designer" street drugs from anonymous donors to detect a potent chemical that leaves some users with irreversible Parkinson's disease. An estimated 300 Californians have been exposed to MPTP, a legal "designer drug" whose structure is nearly identical to Demerol, said Chauncey L. Veatch III, director of the state Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs.
June 23, 2012 | By Mark Olsen
  In writer-director David Fenster's new film “Pincus,” which had its world premiere as part of the narrative competition at this year's Los Angeles Film Festival, a young man tries to navigate through his own life while also caring for his father, debilitated by Parkinson's. The movie stars Fenster's former CalArts classmate David Nordstrom, as well as the filmmaker's own father, Paul Fenster, who has been living with Parkinson's for 13 years. In the film's own lyric, delicate way, the character played by Nordstrom - who also starred in Fenster's 2004 road movie “Trona” and had his own film “Sawdust City” at LAFF last year - seems to be on something of a collision course with himself.
March 21, 1985 | Associated Press
Sir Michael Redgrave, the British film and stage actor and patriarch of the Redgrave acting dynasty, died today. He was 77 and had been suffering from Parkinson's disease for 12 years. Redgrave died at a nursing home in the county of Buckinghamshire west of London. His agent said his son, Corin, was at his bedside when he died.
September 26, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Michael J. Fox is back in prime time, big time, on Thursday night with "The Michael J. Fox Show," in which he stars as a local newscaster with Parkinson's. Ahead of that debut, he spent some time with Rolling Stone magazine and shared some "hard-earned bits of wisdom" picked up through his 30 or so years of fame and his 22 years living with Parkinson's. Thirteen years ago, Fox quit his last full-time television gig - "Spin City" - because doctors told him his acting career was over.
September 15, 1985 | Associated Press
Muhammad Ali took a long walk uptown to Harlem on a recent day and "buses stopped, taxis stopped. Policeman and kids came up to me." In May, the 43-year-old heard cheers of "Ali, Ali," as he entered the Summer Palace in Peking. "There's no one like me," he said during an interview. It was a declaration, stated quietly, matter-of-factly. "I'll bet it'll be a long time before there's another me," added Ali, who was here to talk about a fan club, "Ali's Allies."
April 5, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
Lizette Salas heard the cheers in the gallery and the shouts of "Fight On," coming from fans who knew her from her USC days. The 23-year-old from Azusa, who learned golf from her father Ramon, a mechanic at the Azusa Greens Country Club, is in second place, one shot behind leader Inbee Park after two rounds of the Kraft Nabisco Championship at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage. Salas shot a four-under-par 68 Friday that gave her a two-day total of six-under 138. Park, born in South Korea and now a resident of Murrieta, had a round of 67 that included six birdies and one bogey to put her at 137. Michelle Wie, who shot a 70 Friday, Paula Creamer, Cristie Kerr and Jessica Korda were part of a nine-way tie for 12th at two under and are the next-highest American golfers behind Salas.
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