Pauline Mercer, 89, Energetic Producer, Administrator, Advocate

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From WGBH QuickNooz

Pauline Mercer died Sunday, November 11, 2007, at age 89, after an extended illness.

Pauline began her career at ’GBH soon after our 1955 TV debut, first in a volunteer capacity and later as a staff producer (Elliot Norton Reviews) and administrator (Masterpiece Theatre and Mystery!), retiring in 1993.

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From Cynthia Broner — 11/19/2007

The memorial service for Pauline Mercer will be held Saturday, December 1 at 11:30am at St. Andrew’s Church in Wellesley (79 Denton Road, corner of Denton and Washington Street, which is Route 16).  There will be a reception afterwards at Northeastern University’s Henderson House in Weston, MA.

From the Boston Globe — 11/30/2007

She once played golf with Francis Ouimet, the winner of the 1913 US Open, at The Country Club in Brookline. During her youth, she and her father camped with Leon Leonwood Bean, founder of L.L. Bean. When the Cold War started in the late 1960s, she decided to learn Russian to help translate, if needed. And when many women only dreamed of a career, she pursued one at WGBH-TV in Boston.

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