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In Memoriam: Virginia Holden Glover

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Gold Card Press Agent, Virginia Holden Glover. Virginia came into membership in 1970, she was 96 years old at the time of her passing on November 28, 2023.


Working under the name of Virginia Holden, she broke into the publicity field in the late '60's under the tutelage of Bill Doll, legendary Broadway theatrical press agent. During her years with the Doll office, Ms. Holden worked on a variety of shows, touring attractions and special projects, including, "Applause," "Seesaw," " Judy Garland at Home at the Palace," "Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus," "Holiday on Ice," "The Moscow Circus," New York's annual Winter Antiques Show and the award-winning children's television series "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood."


In 1981, Ms. Holden joined the New York press department of the NBC television network and was manager of media relations, east coast, when she retired ten years later.


Mrs. Glover was born in New York on July 6, 1927, she graduated high school from Mt. St. Mary's Academy in Newburgh, N.Y. in 1945 and began work as a copy girl on the New York Daily News. She sold several short stories to the paper over the next ten years.


She was divorced from her first husband, Edwin A Holden, who died in 1972. She is predeceased by her second husband, William H. Glover, who had been a drama critic and editor for The Associated Press.


May her memory be a blessing.



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