Leonard Pitt


Age: 85

Summary: historian who with his late wife Dale (d. 2008) wrote the 605-page Los Angeles A to Z: An Encyclopdcia of the City & County in 1997, which contains 2,000 entries on individuals, communities, landmarks, historic events, ethnicities, industries, arts organizations, sports heroes, architecture, religious movements, and more, but who was a longtime professor at Cal State Northridge whose 1966 The Decline of the Californios was a detailed study of early Spanish-speaking Californians.

Cause of Death: Leukemia

Born: September 14, 1929

Died: July 22, 2015

Los Angeles, California