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Broadway press agent Shirley Herz dead at 87

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Aug 11, 2013 | 8:58pm EDT

Tony Award-winning Broadway press agent Shirley Herz has died at the age of 87. She passed away at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York on Sunday (11Aug13) following complications arising from a stroke she suffered last month (Jul13), according to her representative Kevin P. McAnarney. During a career which spanned almost 65 years, Herz publicised hundreds of successful Broadway and off-Broadway production as well as films and TV shows. Notable highlights include the original productions of La Cage aux Folles, The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? and Dancing at Lughnasa, as well as the 1989 revival of Gypsy and the 2005 revival of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? She was presented with a special Tony Award for Excellence in the Theatre at the 63rd annual Tony Awards ceremony in 2009. Herz is survived by her husband, Herbert Boley, whom she married in 1948.

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