Photo Coverage: Remembering Shirley Herz

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Shirley Herz, a legendary theatrical press agent, died on Sunday, August 11, 2013 at the Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. The cause was complications from a stroke suffered on July 18, said Sam Altman, a longtime friend. Below, photographer Walter McBride presents a look back at some of his photos from recent events.

During her nearly 65 years of working in the world of theater, Shirley Herz received numerous honors: In 2009, the American Theatre Wing and the Broadway League awarded a special Tony Award for "Excellence in Theatre," given to "individuals that have demonstrated extraordinary achievement in theater but are not eligible in any of the established Tony categories." A year later, she received the Theatre Hall of Fame Founders Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Theatre. In 2008, the Manhattan Theatre Club named the lobby of its Broadway home (The Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on West 47th St.) the "Shirley Herz and Bob Ullman Lobby." Mr. Ullman is a longtime colleague.

For our full obituary, click here.

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Photo Coverage: Remembering Shirley Herz
Shirley Herz in the Press Room at the 63rd Annual Antoinette Perry Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York City on June 7, 2009.

Photo Coverage: Remembering Shirley Herz
Shirley Herz arriving at the 63rd Annual Antoinette Perry Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York City on June 7, 2009.

Photo Coverage: Remembering Shirley Herz
Shirley Herz arriving at the 63rd Annual Antoinette Perry Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York City on June 7, 2009.

Photo Coverage: Remembering Shirley Herz
Shirley Herz (PR) & Michel Altieri during the Tech Rehearsal for the Revival of "Dracula" at The Little Shubert Theatre, New York City.

Photo Coverage: Remembering Shirley Herz
Shirley Herz (PR) & Michel Altieri during the Tech Rehearsal for the Revival of "Dracula" at The Little Shubert Theatre, New York City.

Photo Coverage: Remembering Shirley Herz
Shirley Herz (PR) & Michel Altieri during the Tech Rehearsal for the Revival of "Dracula" at The Little Shubert Theatre, New York City.

Photo Coverage: Remembering Shirley Herz
Michael Alden (Producer), Shirley Herz (PR) & Michel Altieri during the Tech Rehearsal for the Revival of "Dracula" at The Little Shubert Theatre, New York City.

Photo Coverage: Remembering Shirley Herz
Shirley Herz & Dale Heller (PR) attending The Soho Rep Spring Gala at the PARK in New York City. May 4, 2009

Photo Coverage: Remembering Shirley Herz
Shirley Herz attending The Soho Rep Spring Gala at the PARK in New York City. May 4, 2009

Photo Coverage: Remembering Shirley Herz
Shirley Herz attending The Soho Rep Spring Gala at the PARK in New York City. May 4, 2009

Photo Coverage: Remembering Shirley Herz
Shirley Herz arriving at the 63rd Annual Antoinette Perry Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York City on June 7, 2009.

Photo Coverage: Remembering Shirley Herz
Shirley Herz arriving at the 63rd Annual Antoinette Perry Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York City on June 7, 2009.

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Walter McBride As a 14 year old youth, Walter was transfixed by his first Broadway Show, the original production of 'GREASE'. His Journey to celebrity photojournalism began that fateful night. Meeting, photographing and getting to know the cast inspired him to spend his professional life doing what he loved. Walter moved to Manhattan and for a leading role as a Photographer & Photo Researcher. Currently headlining in New Jersey with his partner Richard and family members Dali (Jack Russell) & Gala (Schnoodle). Recently he made his Broadway debut sharing the stage with Hugh Jackman in 'Hugh Jackman on Broadway' as well as receiving the Actors' Equity Association Gypsy Spirit Award. Walter McBride Photography is syndicated worldwide by Corbis/AP.


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