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Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Elizabeth Taylor's Obituary Written Over Six Years Ago

Elizabeth Taylor I previously blogged about the recent death of Elizabeth Taylor here and here. Though her passing brought sadness, not everyone was shocked by her death. Mel Gussow, who wrote over 4,000 pieces for The New York Times, wrote most of Taylor’s obituary over six years ago before he died in 2005. The New York Times ran this subhead with the piece: “Mel Gussow, the principal writer of this article, died in 2005. William McDonald, William Grimes and Daniel E. Slotnik contributed updated reporting.”

Mel Gussow, A Lustrous Pinnacle of Hollywood Glamour, N.Y. Times, Mar. 23, 2011.  See Nick Greene, RIP New York Times Elizabeth Taylor Obit Writer, 1933-2005, The Village Voice, Mar. 23, 2011.


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