"By writing or reading obituaries, we can discover ways to make our time on earth more worthwhile, more productive, more meaningful to others."
Alana Baranick, "Life on the Death Beat"

"'I always read the obituaries in The Times,' I explained to her. 'They make me bloody glad to be alive.'"
John Mortimer, "Rumpole's Return"

Martin Richards aka Morton Richard Klein

Tony- and Oscar-winning Broadway producer; the guiding force behind the original production and revival and eventual massive success of Kander and Ebb's "Chicago" -- via the New York Times.