Mary Higgins Clark Dies: Best-Selling Suspense Author Was 92

Mary Higgins Clark, a master of suspense who set many of her novels in New Jersey, has died. She passed at age 92 on Friday in Naples, Florida of natural causes, according to her family. Simon & Schuster President and Chief Executive Officer Carolyn Reidy announced the news in a statement. “It is impossible to overestimate the importance of Mary’s […]

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Lan O’Kun Dies: Emmy Winning Collaborator With Shari Lewis, Screenwriter And Playwright Was 87

Lan O’Kun, a multi-talent whose long collaboration with sister-in-law and entertainer Shari Lewis brought to life Lamb Chop and other beloved characters, died Jan. 9 at his home in Malibu. He was 87 and passed from heart failure. A composer, lyricist, writer, performer, storyteller, and pianist, O’Kun created hundreds of scripts and songs for ventriloquist Shari Lewis and her puppets Lamb […]

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Karl E. Meyer, 91, Reporter, Editorialist and Author, Dies

Karl E. Meyer, a third-generation journalist who fortified his reporting as a foreign correspondent and editorial writer for The Washington Post and The New York Times with a scholar’s grasp of historical context, died on Sunday in Manhattan. He was 91. The cause was prostate cancer, his wife, Shareen Blair Brysac, said. As one of the most adventurous reporters of […]

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Dorothy Seiberling, Influential Arts Editor, Dies at 97

Dorothy Seiberling, an influential magazine editor who championed modern artists, died on Saturday in Wilmington, Del. She was 97. Her death was confirmed by her niece Mary Huhn. As Life magazine’s art editor, Ms. Seiberling helped shape public opinion about the 20th century’s foremost avant-gardist artists, encouraging open-minded consideration of their importance. Jackson Pollock and Georgia O’Keeffe were already renowned […]

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Rip Tayler Dies: Hollywood Icon Of Comedy And Camp Was 84

Stand-up comedian and flamboyant star of film and TV Rip Taylor died Sunday in Beverly Hills, Deadline has learned. He was 84. Known for his confetti-clad campy comedy, Taylor was born Charles Elmer Taylor in Washington D.C. on January 13, 1935. His comedy career started when he joined the U.S. Army and started to perform stand-up in clubs around the […]

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Cokie Roberts, Journalist and Commentator, Is Dead at 75

Cokie Roberts, the longtime journalist and commentator for ABC News and NPR, died on Tuesday in Washington. She was 75. ABC News announced her death. The cause was complications of breast cancer. Ms. Roberts, a winner of three Emmy Awards, co-anchored ABC’s “This Week” with Sam Donaldson from 1996 to 2002. She was also a political commentator, chief congressional analyst […]

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