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Nov. 23, 1980: Mae West dies at the age of 87 and gets a first-rate obituary by Kevin Thomas and the legendary/notorious Ted Thackrey.
A sample: She was painted by Dali, admired by George Bernard Shaw, photographed by Avedon and Scavullo, praised by critics, damned by censors, loved by audiences, pursued by the ambitious and criticized by a famed publisher at a time when he and she were the highest-salaried man and woman in the United States.
"Is it not time," thundered William Randolph Hearst, "that Congress did something about Mae West?"
Voices -- Ted Thackrey