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June 10, 1994 | FRANK MESSINA
The city will have a park concert this weekend over the objection of several neighborhood residents who are concerned about traffic and noise. City Council members thought the Sunday concert at Rimgate Park, near Lake Forest Drive and Trabuco Road, was too close at hand to cancel. "Why do that?" asked Councilwoman Ann Van Haun. "Let's go ahead and have it because we've never put one on before."
February 5, 1989
Paul Robi, an original member of the Platters, one of popular music's most successful vocal teams in the 1950s and '60s, died Wednesday. Robi's daughter, Franchesca, said her father was 57 and died of cancer in a Los Angeles hospital. Another member of the original group, David Lynch, died on Jan. 2, 1981, also of cancer. At a time when rock 'n' roll was becoming the nation's signature music, the Platters managed to appeal to both rock and traditional movements.
Rossano Brazzi, who played a series of aristocratic romantics in films ranging from "South Pacific" to "The Barefoot Contessa" before reverting to character parts in his later years, has died in Rome, Italian news agencies said Monday. One of them, ANSA, quoting sources close to the actor's family, said Brazzi died Saturday in a Rome hospital from an undisclosed virus that affected his nervous system. He was 78. Brazzi played in more than 200 movies.
Martha Schoeman, a retired social worker from New York City who will turn 80 next week, sat in a dressing room on the Hollywood lot of TV station KTLA last week and waited for her turn to perform a rap routine built around the lyric "I'm a sexy granny." Her hair was styled in blond curls. She wore a short skirt and a lace blouse.
September 2, 1993
Bernie Baum, 63, songwriter who co-wrote the 1950 Teresa Brewer hit "Music, Music, Music." In the 1950s and 1960s, Baum contributed music and lyrics to songs recorded by such performers as Tony Bennett, Ray Charles, Bobby Darin, Eartha Kitt and Peggy Lee. He also wrote "That's Old-Fashioned" for the Everly Brothers in 1962 and "You're the Devil in Disguise" for Elvis Presley in 1963.
August 6, 2012 | By Mike Bresnahan
LONDON -- Uh, hello? The U.S. men's basketball team continued to play with substantially less fire than the Olympic flame, muddling through a preliminary game against Argentina and emerging with a 60-59 halftime lead Monday at Olympic Park basketball arena. The U.S. hasn't looked sharp for three halves of basketball, including a 99-94 victory over Lithuania two days ago. Manu Ginobili has 16 points for Argentina, which had no problems scoring at all, shooting 63% and making all 14 of its free-throw attempts in the half.
December 28, 2002 | Dennis McLellan, Times Staff Writer
William T. Orr, the Warner Bros. executive who launched the movie studio's entry into television production in the mid-1950s and for nearly a decade presided over a string of hit shows that included "Cheyenne," "Maverick" and "77 Sunset Strip," has died. He was 85. Orr, a former actor who became studio head Jack L. Warner's executive assistant in the mid-1940s, died of natural causes Wednesday at his home in Los Angeles. As the head of Warner Bros.
February 6, 2003 | From Times Wire Services
Charlie Biddle, 76, a leader of Montreal's jazz scene in the 1950s and '60s who played bass with pianist Thelonious Monk and saxophonist Charlie Parker, died Tuesday in Montreal after a battle with cancer. Biddle was a native of Philadelphia who moved to Canada in 1948. Over the next five decades, the World War II veteran and former car salesman became synonymous with jazz in Montreal. Biddle opened his own club, Uncle Charlie's Jazz Joint, in suburban Ste-Therese in 1958.
December 15, 1990
Dee Clark, 52, a rock 'n' roll singer from the 1950s and early '60s best known for "Nobody But You," "Hey, Little Girl," At My Front Door" and "Raindrops," which sold more than 2 million copies in 1961. Clark, who grew up in Chicago and signed his first recording contract when he was 17, took over Little Richard's band when Richard first abandoned performing for the ministry. One of Clark's last hits was "I'm Going Back to School" in 1962.
November 30, 2002 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The Earl of Perth, 95, who oversaw Britain's colonies in the turbulent 1950s and '60s and managed the redevelopment of parts of war-damaged London, died Nov. 25 at his home in central Scotland. No cause of death was given. A tall, patrician figure who loved the arts, Perth was born John David Drummond. He was appointed minister of state at the Colonial Office in 1957 by then-Prime Minister Anthony Eden, when many colonies were pushing toward independence.
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