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SAD NEWS - JULIE KURNITZ PASSES AWAY AFTER LONG ILLNESS

Actor/comedienne Julie Kurnitz passed away on Thursday, July 15, 2004 after a life-long battle with Marfan Syndrome, a connective tissue disorder. Best known in film for her part in Woody Allen's RADIO DAYS, Ms. Kurnitz also appeared often in cabaret, her last appearance being at EIGHTY EIGHT'S several years ago. In recent years she was a keynote speaker for the Board of National Marfan Foundation, and traveled world wide informing/teaching people how to live with this disease. A memorial will be planned in several months. We hope to have more details shortly. Contributions to the National Marfan Foundation Scholarship Fund (22 Manhasset Avenue, Port Washington, NY 11050) in her name would be appreciated by her family in lieu of flowers.

In a letter sent to a friend long ago, Julie wrote, "...and I hope the thought of me will (eventually) make you smile more often than not. Or even laugh. After all, that's what I always wanted - to make people laugh - no bad thing." And in her list of Humor and Creativity Quotes, she writes: "Life does not cease to be serious when people laugh any more than it ceases to be funny when people die." - George Bernard Shaw

Contributions to the National Marfan Foundation Scholarship Fund (22 Manhasset Avenue, Port Washington, NY 11050) in her name would be appreciated by her family in lieu of flowers.

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