Russell Baker, Author and NY Times Columnist is Dead at 93

Allen Baker told The Associated Press that his father died on Monday from complications after a fall.

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LEESBURG, Va. (AP) — Russell Baker, the genial, but sharp-witted writer who won Pulitzer Prizes for his humorous columns in The New York Times and a moving autobiography of his impoverished Baltimore childhood and later hosted television's "Masterpiece Theatre," has died. He was 93. Allen Baker told The Associated Press that his father died on Monday from complications after a fall. In his later years, Baker lived in Leesburg, Virginia, not far from the rural… Read at AP News

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