'Superman,’ 'Lethal Weapon’ Director Richard Donner Dies at 91Filmmaker Richard Donner, who helped create the modern superhero blockbuster with 1978’s “Superman” and mastered the buddy comedy with the “Lethal Weapon” franchise, has died. He was 91.
Olympia Dukakis, Oscar-Winning 'Moonstruck' Star, Dies at 89Olympia Dukakis, the veteran stage and screen actress whose flair for maternal roles helped her win an Oscar as Cher’s mother in the romantic comedy “Moonstruck,” has died. She was 89.
Digital Imaging Pioneer Charles Geshke, Co-Founder of Adobe, Dies at Age 81Charles “Chuck” Geschke, co-founder with John Warnock of Adobe Inc. who helped develop Portable Document Format (PDF) technology, died Friday at his home in Los Altos.
Lucy Mirigian, Oldest San Francisco Resident, Dies at 114Lucy Mirigian, longtime San Franciscan and loyal Giants fan, died Friday at age 114. She was believed to be the city's oldest resident.
Santa Cruz Guitar Maker Recalls Fateful Collaboration With Late Bluegrass MasterSanta Cruz means more than beaches, boardwalks and surfers. It also means world-class acoustic guitars and that has a lot to do with the collision of two remarkable talents.
Bud 'Dog' Turner, Cal Football Fixture for Half Century, Dies at Age 84Bud “Dog” Turner, who worked in various roles for the Cal football program for a half-century, has died. He was 84.
Russell Kirsch, Digital Photo Pioneer and Father of the Pixel, Dies at 91Russell Kirsch, a computer scientist credited with inventing the pixel and scanning the world’s first digital photograph, died Aug. 11 at his home in Portland, Oregon.
Raised in Bay Area, Oscar-Winning Star of 'Gone With the Wind' Olivia de Havilland Dies at 104Iconic film actress Olivia de Havilland, born in Tokyo and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area who won two Academy Awards in a career spanning more than 70 years died peacefully of natural causes at her home in Paris Sunday at the age of 104.
Television Host Regis Philbin Dies at 88Regis Philbin, the genial host who shared his life with television viewers over morning coffee for decades and helped himself and some fans strike it rich with the game show “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire,” has died at 88.
COVID-19 Claims Life of Cinematographer Allen Daviau, Noted for Spielberg HitsCinematographer Allen Daviau, who shot three of Steven Spielberg’s films including “E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial,” died Tuesday of complications from COVID-19. He was 77.
Master Mad Magazine Cartoonist Mort Drucker Dies at 91Mort Drucker, the Mad Magazine caricaturist who for decades lovingly spoofed politicians, celebrities and popular culture, died Thursday at 91.
Harlem Globetrotters' Ball-Handling Wizard Fred 'Curly' Neal Dies at 77On Thursday, Harlem Globetrotters great Fred "Curly" Neal died in his Houston-area home at the age of 77. Neal starred for the legendary traveling basketball showcase from 1963 until 1985 and was well known for his shaved head and dribbling skills.
Crossover Country Superstar Kenny Rogers Dies at 81Singer Kenny Rogers, a Grammy-winning artist who spanned genres in a six-decade career, died Friday night at his Georgia home at age 81.
Trader Joe's Founder Joe Coulombe Dies at Age 89Trader Joe’s founder Joe Coulombe died late Friday night. The San Diego native and Stanford alumnus opened his first namesake market on Arroyo Boulevard in Pasadena in 1967.
Robert Conrad, Star of CBS 60s Series 'Wild Wild West,' Dies at Age 84Robert Conrad, the rugged, contentious actor who starred in the hugely popular 1960s television series "Hawaiian Eye" and "The Wild, Wild West," has died. He was 84.