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Edie Wasserman dies at 95; Hollywood philanthropist and wife of studio chief
Edie Wasserman dies at 95; Hollywood philanthropist and wife of studio chief

Edie Wasserman, who was the widow of Hollywood powerhouse Lew Wasserman and who was known as a tireless benefactor for charitable causes, especially the Motion Picture and Television Fund, has died. She was 95. Wasserman died Thursday in Beverly Hills of natural causes, said her grandson, Casey Wasserman. "She was an incredible woman, sort of once in a lifetime," he said. "She had very strong convictions and was dogged in her pursuit of those. And they usually involved helping others." Actress Jamie Lee Curtis, who was her goddaughter, said in a statement: "The world lost a dynamic force for good in Hollywood. Her partnership and marriage to Lew Wasserman is one...

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