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Actress, Writer Suzanne Grossmann Dies at 72

Actress and writer Suzanne Grossmann has died, Variety reports.  Grossmann died on August 19 in Lose Angeles at the age of 72.  Her death was due to Chronic Obstructed Pulmonary Disorder.

Grossmann played Alais in the original Broadway production of THE LION IN WINTER.  Her other stage credits include CYRANO DE BEGERAC, PRIVATE LIVES, THERE'S ONE IN EVERY MARRIAGE.  She also appeared on television in 'The Diary of Anne Frank' and 'Shaw vs. Shakespeare.'

In addition to her acting, Grossmann wrote various stage adaptations, including THERE'S ONE IN EVERY MARRIAGE, NUMBER OUR DAYS, A FLEA IN HER EAR, ALPHA AND OMEGA, and LA VIE PARISIENNE.  She also wrote scripts for television; these included 'Showstopper,' 'Nellie,' 'Sarah,' and scripts for the series 'Ryan's Hope.' 

A memorial for Grossmann will be held on December 21.  Donations in honor of Grossmann may be made to Doctors Without Borders.

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