PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The reclusive beekeeper who co-founded Burt's Bees, and whose face and wild beard appeared on labels for the natural cosmetics, died on Sunday. Burt Shavitz was 80. A spokeswoman for Burt's Bees said in an emailed statement Shavtiz died of respiratory complications in Bangor, Maine, surrounded by family and friends. Shavitz...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Diana Douglas, the first wife of Kirk Douglas and mother of Michael Douglas, died Saturday in Los Angeles. She was 92. Douglas died of cancer at a motion picture industry retirement home in the Woodland Hills neighborhood, according to an obituary from Michael Douglas's production company, Furthur Films. It cited Diana...
A roundup of notable obituaries from the week ending July 4.
James “Jim” Kneeland, a longtime political consultant with a long list of clients and friends that included U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell and former Gov. Booth Gardner, died Monday of cancer.
Nicholas Winton’s venture involved dangers, bribes, forgery, secret contacts with the Gestapo, nine trains, an avalanche of paperwork — and a lot of money.
Kathryn E. Barnard, the University of Washington nursing professor who pioneered early theories of infant mental health, died Saturday in Seattle. She was 77.
People knew the late Marlowe Roeser for his restaurants and civic participation. What they didn't know until he died was his passion for vacuum cleaners.
A roundup of notable obituaries from the week ending June 27.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Patrick Macnee, the British-born actor best known as dapper secret agent John Steed in the long-running 1960s TV series "The Avengers," has died. He was 93. Macnee died Thursday of natural causes with his family at his bedside in Rancho Mirage, his son Rupert said in a statement. The clever spy...
Donald Featherstone, a trained sculptor with a classical art background, created the flamingo in 1957 for a plastics company, modeling it after a bird he saw in National Geographic.