- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 14, 2015

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jean Sharley Taylor, the Los Angeles Times journalist who oversaw the arts and entertainment sections when the newspaper won three Pulitzer Prizes for arts coverage, has died.

Her son, Rev. John H. Taylor, says Taylor died Oct. 10 in Yorba Linda while under hospice care. She was 91. The Times said Tuesday (https://lat.ms/1X2RBby ) that Taylor had Alzheimer’s disease and colorectal cancer.

For years Taylor was the only woman named on the Times masthead. In 18 years with the paper she supervised hundreds of journalists and helped to establish the Los Angeles Times Magazine, the daily Calendar section and the Book Review.

Taylor retired from the Times as associate editor in 1989.

A widow, she leaves her son, step daughters and step-grandchildren.

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Information from: Los Angeles Times, https://www.latimes.com/


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