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Barbara Stone Gelb '46

Barbara Stone Gelb '46, a celebrated author and journalist who entered Swarthmore at 16 but dropped out to become a copy girl for The New York Times editorial board, died Feb. 1, 2017.

The co-author with her husband of three definitive biographies on the legendary playwright Eugene O’Neill, Gelb penned many other acclaimed books as well as a one-woman play about O’Neill’s third and final wife, Carlotta Monterey.

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