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Entries in Mary Scruggs (1)

Wednesday
Jan122011

Mary Scruggs, Dead at 46

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Via The Chicago Tribune:

Mary Scruggs, the head of writing and education programs for The Second City Training Center, died at her home late Tuesday night, said Kelly Leonard, the executive vice president of Second City. She was 46. "She was a wonderful writer and a terrific performer," said Anne Libera, Second City's director of comedy studies and Scruggs' close friend. "But in her heart she was simply an astonishing teacher. There were so many students to whom she gave her best."

REACTION

"I am heartbroken by this. I have so many teachers who are responsible for my career, but Mary was responsible for not only breathing life into my career but also breathing life into my life." -- Mandy Stadtmiller

"She was the best of everything that is good." -- Susan Messing

"Mary was funny, brilliant and beloved. She will be greatly missed." -- Second City

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