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December 18, 2005 | Patricia Sullivan, The Washington Post
Jack N. Anderson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter who for years was America's most widely read newspaper columnist, died Saturday. He was 83. Anderson died at his home in Bethesda, Md., of Parkinson's disease. A crusader in the mold of muckrakers from a century ago, unbound by contemporary notions of objectivity, Anderson was highly successful during the 1950s and '60s, when few reporters actively sought to uncover government wrongdoing.
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May 18, 2000 | JON THURBER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Karl Shapiro, whose World War II poetry, written when he was a young soldier stationed in New Guinea, earned him instant literary recognition and a Pulitzer Prize in 1945, died Sunday in a New York City hospice. He was 86. In his long career as a poet, essayist, novelist, editor and teacher, the iconoclastic Shapiro may have been best known for the poem "Elegy for a Dead Soldier," written in 1944, and the Pulitzer Prize-winning "V-Letter and Other Poems."
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September 2, 2008 | Elaine Woo, Times Staff Writer
Edwin O. Guthman, a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist and editor whose aggressive pursuit of Watergate stories during the 1970s earned him the enmity of President Nixon and the No. 3 spot on Nixon's infamous enemies list, has died. He was 89. Guthman died Sunday at his home in Pacific Palisades, USC announced. He had been dealing with complications of amyloidosis, a rare disorder involving the abnormal buildup of proteins in organs and tissues. Guthman, who was also a longtime USC professor and a founding member of the Los Angeles City Ethics Commission, earned a Pulitzer early in his career for proving the innocence of a victim of McCarthyism.
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April 15, 1991 | From Associated Press
James Schuyler, a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet who used anecdotes and humor to depict urban and rural life, has died at age 67. Schuyler was admitted to a hospital April 5 after a stroke and died Friday, said Amelia Durand, a spokeswoman for his publisher, Farrar, Straus & Giroux. Often praised for his descriptive poems, Schuyler set many works in New York, Vermont and Long Island. He belonged to what became known in the 1960s and 1970s as the New York School of poets.
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May 4, 1986 | DAN SULLIVAN
It's stupid, I know, to take theater prizes too seriously. They have been handing them out ever since the Greeks, half the time to the wrong shows. No matter. It's the thought that counts. What ticks me off is when they don't give them out.
NEWS
April 7, 1988 | DAVID SHAW, Times Staff Writer
A Philadelphia Inquirer reporter who last week won a Pulitzer Prize for reporting on secret Pentagon spending was guilty of "a blatant and egregious case of building a news story according to someone else's blueprint," and the Pulitzer Prize Board should "reconsider" his award, the editor of the National Journal charged Wednesday. Tim Weiner, the Inquirer reporter, denied the charge and said it was "unfair to me and my newspaper." His editors agreed.
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January 16, 2009 | associated press
W.D. Snodgrass, the prolific, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet who had a nearly 40-year teaching career, has died in upstate New York. He was 83. His family said he died Tuesday at his home in Erieville, N.Y., just east of Syracuse, after a four-month battle with inoperable lung cancer. Snodgrass won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 1960 for his first book, "Heart's Needle," which grew from heartbreak at losing custody of his daughter in a bitter divorce.
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September 15, 1989 | From Associated Press
Robert Penn Warren, winner of three Pulitzer Prizes for fiction and poetry rooted in his native South and the nation's first poet laureate, died early today at his summer home. He was 84 and had been suffering from cancer. His wife, the author Eleanor Clark, told a family friend that Warren died in the middle of the night. A local doctor was with him, as well as Clark and their daughter, Rosanna. "He was one of the truly all-around men who made great contributions in all fields.
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April 14, 1990 | SYLVIE DRAKE, TIMES THEATER WRITER
Thursday's news that his "The Piano Lesson" had won the Pulitzer Prize for drama caught playwright August Wilson largely unprepared. It was only three years ago, after all, that he won the Pulitzer for "Fences." Once is terrific, but twice ? "I was just so busy trying to get the show open that I wasn't even thinking about it.
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April 14, 1990 | DONNA PERLMUTTER
"I'm looking at my hand right now to see if it's still trembling," said composer Mel Powell, laughing into the phone at his CalArts office a half hour after learning that he had won the Pulitzer prize for music. "And I am positively ecstatic, especially since it comes as a total surprise."
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