...I grew up reading Hollywood columnist James Bacon's column in the long-defunct Los Angeles Herald-Examiner. Bacon has passed away at the age of 96.
...Roderick Mann, a longtime entertainment columnist for the Los Angeles Times, has also passed on, at the age of 87.
It's a strange coincidence that two entertainment columnists I read for so many years passed away a day apart.
...The Reverend Peter J. Marshall has died at the age of 70.
Marshall was the son of Dr. Peter Marshall, the onetime U.S. Senate chaplain whose life story was told in the film A MAN CALLED PETER (1955), starring Richard Todd and Jean Peters. Peter J. Marshall's mother, Catherine, was an author whose works include the classic CHRISTY, which was filmed for television.
Peter J. Marshall was a Yale and Princeton graduate who headed Peter Marshall Ministries and was himself the author of several books, including THE LIGHT AND THE GLORY 1492-1793 and its sequels.