Marilyn Beck, Hollywood Columnist, Dies at 85

2:54 PM PST 06/01/2014 by THR Staff
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Marilyn Beck in 1991

The journalist was a well-known chronicler of the film and television industry.

Hollywood columnist Marilyn Beck, whose journalism career spanned more than four decades, reportedly died of lung cancer on Saturday. She was 85. 

The news was announced in an obituary in one of the newspapers her column appeared in, the New York Daily News

Beck was a well-known chronicler of the film and television industry through her column, which was syndicated nationwide for decades and graced the pages of the Daily News from the 1970s until 2010. 

The columnist also appeared on the radio and on television, hosting specials for NBCIn 1973, Beck authored a book entitled Marilyn Beck's Hollywood. 

Her husband, Arthur Levine, as well as two children, survive the journalist. 

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