John Heard, actor who played an absent-minded father in ‘Home Alone,’ dies at 71
John Heard was best known for his role as the father in “Home Alone.” (Mark Mainz/Getty Images)
By staff reports and news services July 23 at 3:26 PM
John Heard, a veteran actor and Washington native whose many roles included the father in the “Home Alone” series and a corrupt detective in the HBO TV hit “The Sopranos,” has died. He was 71. Continue reading →
Cecil Drinkward, a driving force behind Hoffman Construction, dies at 89
Cecil Drinkward, construction company executive, community leader and outdoors enthusiast, passed away July 10. He was 89.
For more than 25 years, Drinkward helped build Hoffman Construction into one of the region’s largest and most successful general contractors. He oversaw the development of some of Portland’s best-known landmarks, including the Wells Fargo Tower, the Oregon Convention Center and the Multnomah County Justice Center.
In 1992, he and Eric Hoffman sold the company to their employees, a move that kept the operation locally based and managed. He stayed on with the company until 2011, retiring as co-chairman of the board. Continue reading →
Martin Landau, Actor Who Won an Oscar for ‘Ed Wood,’ Dies at 89
Martin Landau, the tall, intense, sometimes mischievously sinister actor best known for his role in the television series “Mission: Impossible” and his Oscar-winning portrayal of Bela Lugosi in the film “Ed Wood,” died on Saturday in Los Angeles. He was 89.
Eugene businessman, philanthropist Don Tykeson dies
He donated generously to education and the arts
Don Tykeson of Eugene, a pioneer in Oregon’s broadcasting industry who amassed a fortune and then spent his later years giving much of it away, died Wednesday of multiple sclerosis and age-related causes. He was 90. Continue reading →
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