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Obituaries are 'history as it's happening'


Life Magazine's obituary writer Marilyn Johnson has made a career out of writing about the lives of the rich and famous. But what is the real purpose of an obit?

In this first person account, she talks about what it is like to write an obituary about someone who is still alive.


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