The Tennessean's Theater Critic For More Than Three Decades, Clara Hieronymus Passes Away at 100
The Tennessean writes that Clara Hieronymus, theater critic for the publication for more than three decades, died last Saturday, November 30, 2013 in Savannah, Tenn. She was 100.
"For all the years I was in journalism, Clara reflected the heartbeat of arts and theater in our community," Tennessean Chairman Emeritus John Seigenthaler said.
Read the full obituary on The Tennessean's website.
Hieronymus was The Tennessean's theater and art editor and drama critic through 1990. She also acted as a charter member of the American Theatre Critics Association.
She graduated from the University of Tulsa and went on to receive her master's degree in social work from the University of Oklahoma, all by the age of 22. She moved to Nashville in 1950. Her first column for The Tennessean, titled "On the Arts", began in 1956.
After retiring in 1990, Hieronymus continued to host theater tours and write freelance reviews and columns until 1997 when suffered a stroke and was unable to continue due to her health.