Joan R. Braden,77, a hostess to and confidante of...

Deaths Elsewhere

September 01, 1999

Joan R. Braden,77, a hostess to and confidante of Washington's political heavyweights and senior government officials for more than three decades, died of a heart attack Monday in Washington.

Mrs. Braden performed those roles as she raised eight children, a story her husband, columnist Tom Braden, chronicled in the book "Eight is Enough," which became an ABC television series from 1977 to 1981.

Evelyn Shrifte,98, a longtime president of Vanguard Press, which published the first books of Saul Bellow and Dr. Seuss, died Aug. 8 in New York. She was one of the first women to head a book publishing company.


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