(Neil Genzlinger’s article appeared in The New York Times, August 12.)

Shirley Herz, a theatrical press agent whose career stretched from the days of planting blurbs in Walter Winchell’s newspaper column to the television and Internet eras, died on Sunday in Manhattan. She was 87.

Her death was confirmed by Kevin P. McAnarney, a publicist. Ms. Herz, who received a Tony Honors for Excellence award for her work in 2009, had suffered a stroke last month, according to the Web site of the Association of Theatrical Press Agents and Managers.


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