Mariatta Wolff

Age: 83

novelist whose gritty first novel, Whistle Stop, was considered one of the best books of 1941. It was adapted for film and starred George Raft and Ava Gardner. She wrote five other novels, including Night Shift, and then stopped writing.

Died: Los Angeles, July 1, 2002

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