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Popular humorist Jean Shepherd, 78

Jean Shepherd, the prolific Indiana-born radio raconteur and humorist whose easy storytelling style earned comparisons to fellow Midwesterner Mark Twain, has died at 78. Mr. Shepherd, once described 1)y media critic Marshall McLullan as "the first radio novelist," died Saturday in a hospital near his home on Sanibel Island, Fla., said his longtime friend and business adviser, Irwin Zwilling....


Copyright: 1999 The Chicago Tribune

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October 20,1999
Chicago Tribune

Courtesy: Pete Delaney