The Outer Critics Circle mourns the death of long-time member Roslyn “Roz” Lipps. Below is the obit reprinted from the NY Times.
LIPPS–Roslyn M., June 10, 1925-October 12, 2013. An outstanding figure in publicity, advertising and theater. Colleague of Earl Blackwell at his Celebrity Service, founder of Lippservice, member of the Outer Critics Circle. She leaves many loving friends. Funeral Tuesday, October 15, at 11:30am at the “The Riverside” 76th St. and Amsterdam Ave.
The Outer Critics Circle mourns the death but celebrates the life of its former President Marjorie Gunner – 1979 – 2004. Marjorie was dedicated and devoted to the Outer Critics Circle whose success as an organization for the past 61 years can be largely attributed to her unwavering commitment, support and love. Simon Saltzman, President
I am in mourning. I was saddened and shocked today to learn that Marjorie Gunner, my good friend and colleague for thirty-three years, had passed away. When I became a theatre critic, the Entertainment Editor of Temas Magazine, in 1980, I was invited to join Outer Critics Circle, Drama Desk and become a second night voter for the Tony Awards. I was thrilled and delighted, but I was more delighted by meeting Marjorie, who was the President of Outer Critics Circle. She became a dear friend, a devoted colleague and was a true, dedicated theatre lover. We talked about theatre for 33 years, in person and on the phone. I can say that I loved every moment I spent with her, and was happy to accept her invitation to become a member of the Executive and Nominating Committee. It was amazing that we agreed on almost every award that we presented over those wonderful years working together. When she resigned from the Executive Committee to live in Maryland, I missed her terribly, and when she called me in May to say that she would be forced to miss the Awards party because of family commitments, I said not to worry, that we would get together at the 2013 party. I cannot believe she is gone. She was the Outer Critics Circle for me. She was totally dedicated to the organization, and I will miss her. I extend my deepest condolences to her family.
— Aubrey Reuben, Member of the OCC Executive Committee