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Letitia Baldrige dies at 86; etiquette expert, author, columnist
Letitia Baldrige dies at 86; etiquette expert, author, columnist

Letitia Baldrige, an etiquette maven who served as social secretary to First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy and later wrote books and a syndicated column advising readers on good manners in contemporary America, has died. She was 86. Baldrige died Monday at a nursing facility in Bethesda, Md., said Mary M. Mitchell, a longtime friend and writing collaborator. Baldrige had severe osteoarthritis with cardiac complications. In 1960, Baldrige received a life-changing phone call from Jacqueline Kennedy, a friend from their days at a private girls' school in Connecticut, who asked if she could help out at the White House. In her new role, Baldrige would come to arrange and oversee the glittering...

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