Magazine article Variety

Ann Marcus Shaped History of the Media

Magazine article Variety

Ann Marcus Shaped History of the Media

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Ann Marcus, who won an Emmy for "Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman," and worked on "Days of Our Lives," "Knots Landing" and "Peyton Place," died Dec. 3 at her home in Sherman Oaks, Calif. She was 93.

Marcus, a member of the Writers Guild of America since 1961, was a longtime activist at the guild and received the WGA West's Morgan Cox Award for service in 2000. She served on the guild's board of directors for many years. She was recognized by the Paley Center for Media in 2006 as one of the women who helped shape the history of media. Marcus also served on the steering committee of the Caucus for Writers, Producers, and Direc- tors, and was a governor of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

BurttaSugawara, who rose to fame in the 1970s playing wild-at-heart gangsters on the mean streets of postwar Japan, died Nov. …

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