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Shana Alexander (I) (1925–2005)

Shana Alexander was born on October 6, 1925 in New York City, New York, USA as Shana Ager. She was a writer, known for Mrs. Harris (2005), 60 Minutes (1968) and The Slender Thread (1965). She died on June 23, 2005 in Hermosa Beach, California, USA. See full bio »

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 2005 Mrs. Harris (TV Movie) (book "Very Much a Lady")
 1987 Nutcracker: Money, Madness & Murder (TV Mini-Series) (book)
 1965 The Slender Thread (article)
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 1997 Biography (TV Series documentary)
- Judy Garland: Beyond the Rainbow (1997) ... Herself
 1979 The Mike Douglas Show (TV Series)
Herself - Journalist
- Episode #17.174 (1979) ... Herself - Journalist
 1979 The Television Annual: 1978/1979 (TV Movie documentary)
 1977 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series)
- Episode dated 26 December 1977 (1977) ... Herself
 1975-1977 Dinah! (TV Series)
- Episode #3.72 (1977) ... Herself
- Episode #1.186 (1975) ... Herself
 1970 The David Frost Show (TV Series)
- Episode #2.250 (1970) ... Herself
- Episode #2.174 (1970) ... Herself
 1968 60 Minutes (TV Series documentary)
Herself - Liberal debater (1975-1979)
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 2011 60 Minutes (TV Series documentary)
Herself (segment "Andy Rooney")
- After the Wave/Alone on the Wall/Andy Rooney (2011) ... Herself (segment "Andy Rooney")

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Other Works:

(book) "Talking Woman". New York: Dell Publishing, 1977. ISBN 440185963 See more »

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When two people marry they become in the eyes of the law one person, and that one person is the husband. See more »


She wrote for several magazines, including Newsweek and National Geographic. She was the first woman hired to be a staff writer for Life magazine. She once called "Point-Counterpoint" a "modern reincarnation of Punch and Judy". See more »

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