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Other Notable Deaths

October 01, 2006

Maureen Daly, 85, whose coming-of-age novel Seventeenth Summer in 1942 - written before her 20th birthday - was credited with launching modern young adult literature, died of non-Hodgkins lymphoma Monday at a hospice in Palm Desert, Calif.

The novel became a best-seller and has sold more than 1.5 million hardcover copies and millions of paperbacks. Her other works included Sixteen and Other Stories in 1961, The Ginger Horse in 1964 and Mention My Name in Mombassa, co-written with her husband, Bill McGivern.

She also wrote short stories and magazine articles. She was a reporter and columnist for the Chicago Tribune-New York News Syndicate, an associate editor of Ladies Home Journal and an editor consultant at the Saturday Evening Post. She later became a restaurant writer for the Desert Sun in Palm Springs, Calif., starting in 1988.

Martha Holmes, 83, a photographer for Life magazine for 40 years, who was known for her intimate portraits but also for covering sports at a time when that was male turf, died Sept. 19 at her home in New York City.

Hired by Life in 1944 when she was 20, she was one of five women who were photographers at the magazine during its glory decades as the nation's most popular publisher of photos.

She worked in Hollywood, Washington and New York - for five years on staff and for 35 years as a freelancer - capturing images of movie stars such as Judy Garland, Marlene Dietrich and John Garfield, and of public figures like the union leader John L. Lewis, caught in a scowl, and Eleanor Roosevelt sipping tomato juice.

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