Kalvert began directing music videos in the late 1980s, scoring a hit with his first major assignment, 'Parents Just Don't Understand.'
Scott Kalvert, a director who made music videos for performers such as Will Smith and Cyndi Lauper and directed a teenage Leonardo DiCaprio in the 1995 film "The Basketball Diaries," died Wednesday at his Woodland Hills Home. He was 49.
The orthopedic surgeon invented a transplant procedure that saved the Dodgers pitcher's arm and the careers of many other major leaguers.
In the summer of 1974, Dodger pitcher Tommy John heard his arm snap like a guitar string after delivering a pitch. The torn ligament was the type of injury that commonly ended athletic careers, but John, then a 31-year-old star, pushed team doctors "to figure it out."
Chinese director Wu Tianming was considered the inspiration for the so-called Fifth Generation of innovative filmmakers in China, including Zhang Yimou and Chen Kaige.
BEIJING — In the mid-1980s, Wu Tianming's star was on the rise. With China opening up to the world after the Cultural Revolution and Mao Tse-tung's death, he had found success as director of movies including "Life" and "The Old Well" and as the head of the Xi'an Film Studio.
The head of a forklift business, Stanley Grinstein became an arts patron who co-founded an art print firm that fostered major artists.
Stanley Grinstein, who played a pivotal role in the art scene in Los Angeles as it was evolving in the 1960s and '70s, was an unlikely candidate for that role. He was not an artist or even, at the beginning, a collector. He was in the forklift business and had a great fondness for USC football.
Branching into TV, the radio show host 'helped change the look of game shows' in the 1970s.
Geoff Edwards, a Los Angeles radio personality and TV game show host who for years flew weekly to Sacramento to emcee the California Lottery's "Big Spin," died Wednesday at St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica.
Kaplan wrote 'Mr. Clemens and Mark Twain,' which remains the standard for biographers. He also edited Bartlett's Familiar Quotations.
Justin Kaplan, an author and cultural historian who wrote a definitive, Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of Mark Twain and spiced the popular canon as general editor of Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, has died. He was 88.
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