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PASSINGS: Lois Smith, John Tchicai
PASSINGS: Lois Smith, John Tchicai

Lois SmithLongtime celebrity publicistLois Smith, 85, a longtime New York City publicist who worked with celebrities including Marilyn Monroe, Robert Redford and Martin Scorsese, died Sunday from a brain hemorrhage after taking a fall during a trip to Maine with her husband.Her death was confirmed by Cindi Berger, chairwoman and chief executive of PMK*BNC. Smith was one of the founders of the publicity firm that eventually merged with other firms to become PMK*BNC.Berger described Smith as a "trailblazer" in the publicity field "who loved her clients and guided them with strong and steady hands."Her list of clients during her decades in the business also included Meryl Streep,...

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