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Sylvia Jukes Morris, Biographer of Clare Boothe Luce, Dies at 84

Jan 15, 2020 - The New York Times

She spent 33 years on the two-volume biography, examining 460,000 items at the Library of Congress that stretched 319 linear feet.

She spent 33 years on the two-volume biography, examining 460,000 items at the Library of Congress that stretched 319 linear feet.

When Sylvia Jukes Morris was writing her monumental two-volume biography of Clare Boothe Luce, she discovered several facts at variance with what Ms. Luce had put forth in the public record.

“I tracked down her New Yor...