Sydney Pollack

SYDNEY POLLACK July 1, 1934 to May 26, 2008 by Katharine Blossom Lowrie He seemed taller in person I met Sydney Pollack back when I covered Hollywood as a freelancer for the LA Times Calendar section in the early 1980s. He seemed taller in person, distinguished, with...

Corporal Joseph C. McCarthy, USMC

CORPORAL JOSEPH C. MCCARTHY March 21, 1983 to Sept. 6, 2004 [EDITOR’S NOTE: On this Memorial Day 2008, a U.S. Marine is remembered for his sweet heart and belief in future generations, a belief his family gives voice to through a foundation bearing their fallen...

Sgt. Timothy Smith, U.S. Army

TIMOTHY MICHAEL SMITH Sept. 20, 1982 to April 7, 2008 Stop-Loss Stop-Loss orders suspend discharges so that experienced members of the military can continue to serve at a time of national crisis. Hollywood made a movie about it. The reality ordered Sergeant Timothy...

Lance Cpl. Marcus Stephen Glimpse

LANCE CPL. MARCUS STEPHEN GLIMPSE 1983 to 2006 [EDITOR’S NOTE: To honor the fallen heroes of Iraq and Afghanistan, Précis occasionally revisits those who have paid the ultimate price. This is the second in a series of profiles in bravery—a reminder of what we...

The Dave Clark Five – Minus Two

(Shown from L-R: Rick Huxley, Lenny Davidson, Denis Payton, Mike Smith and Dave Clark) DENIS PAYTON 1943 to 2006 MIKE SMITH 1943 to 2008 R&R Hall of Fame Too Late for Two of the DC5 Back in the mid-60s, the first thing I noticed about the Dave Clark Five was how...

Arthur C. Clarke

ARTHUR C. CLARKE Dec 16th, 1917 to Mar 19th, 2008 by Bill Jordan He never grew up, and never stopped growing British born, Sir Arthur C. Clarke, 90, was the kind of person most of us aspire to be and led the kind of rich life most of us would aspire to lead. He was...
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