RARA-AVIS: Dick Tracy Comic Strip Author Dies

From: Duane Spurlock ( duane1spur@yahoo.com)
Date: 28 Oct 2005

<< Dick Tracy Comic Strip Author Dies

Michael Kilian Is Toledo, Ohio Native

POSTED: 7:25 am EDT October 27, 2005

CHICAGO -- Michael Kilian -- a veteran Chicago Tribune columnist who also wrote mystery novels, nonfiction on public affairs and the Dick Tracy comic strip -- died early Thursday after a long illness. He was 66.

The Toledo, Ohio, native spent nearly 40 years at the Tribune and wrote more than 6,000 articles on subjects ranging from politics and military affairs to show business, the arts and the niceties of "high society."

Kilian was regarded as one of the Tribune's most versatile writers, equally at home covering a Pentagon briefing as he was a White House State Dinner or a drama opening.

Kilian's 24 books reflected his wide interests. They included mysteries set during the Civil War and the 1920s, as well as novels about terrorism and presidential intrigue.

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- Duane Spurlock

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