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Overseas Obit

Matt Schudel

From our British friends at the Telegraph comes this touching and cautionary obituary of Joan Turner, an entertainer I had never heard of before.

"At the pinnacle of her career Joan Turner became the highest-earning female singer and comedienne in the country, with a recording contract, her own radio and television shows, and a one-woman cabaret show in which she toured Britain and the United States," the Telegraph's anonymous obit writer reports.

"In 2001, when she was 79, she was unearthed in Los Angeles, shuffling along Sunset Boulevard, an alcoholic bag lady still nurturing a hope that she would break into Hollywood."

Read the full sad tale here.

By Matt Schudel |  March 6, 2009; 4:49 PM ET  | Category:  Matt Schudel
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