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Esme Chandlee, a pioneering female publicist who began her career opening fan mail  at MGM in 1942 and went on to represent Judy Garland and Clark Gable, has died. She was  94. She died in her sleep on Nov. 24 at her Hollywood Hills home, an associate told TheWrap on Tuesday. At MGM, Chandlee was one of a handful of publicists who worked with Elizabeth Taylor, Ava Gardner, Katharine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy, Grace Kelly, Lesley Caron, Lionel Barrymore, James Stewart and other contract players at the studio. Also read: Notable Celebrity Deaths of »

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