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  • Extraordinary Life: She Was A Pioneer As An Episcopal Priest

    Extraordinary Life: She Was A Pioneer As An Episcopal Priest
    Joan Horwitt reminded people of Katharine Hepburn: elegantly dressed, with a deep, resonant voice, a Main Line background and magnificent stage presence. Although she acted in summer theater as a young woman, her starring role was as the first female Episcopal priest in Connecticut. She was ordained shortly after the church's governing body allowed women into the clergy, and served many parishes around the state.
  • Marcia Strassman, 'Welcome Back, Kotter' Actress, Dies at 66

    Actress Marcia Strassman, who is known for her roles in such hits as "Welcome Back, Kotter" and "M*A*S*H," died on Friday after a long fight with breast cancer, her sister Julie Strassman confirmed. She was 66. Along with her many TV credits, Strassman...

    Rosemary Murphy, 'To Kill a Mockingbird' Actress, Dies at 87

    Rosemary Murphy, who appeared as the neighbor Maudie Atkinson in the classic 1962 film adaptation of "To Kill a Mockingbird," starring Gregory Peck, died Saturday in New York City. She was 87 and had recently been diagnosed with esophageal cancer....

    Nancy Malone, Pioneering TV Producer-Director, Studio Exec, Dies at 78

    Nancy Malone, a ground-breaking and Emmy-winning director-producer, Emmy-nominated actress and the first woman VP at a major studio, died May 8 at City of Hope in Duarte, Calif., as the result of pneumonia that arose from complications of leukemia. She...

    Patty Duke picks between Patty and Cathy

    Patty Duke picks between Patty and Cathy
    Fifty years ago this fall, ABC premiered "The Patty Duke Show," the endearing sitcom starring the then-16-year-old as the mischievous Patty from Brooklyn Heights and her quiet, studious British look-alike cousin Cathy. And now five decades after the...