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Leslie Gourse Dies

Jazz critic Leslie Gourse died Thursday December 23, 2004 at age 65. Born in Fall River, Mass., Gourse was a noted jazz author, critic and biographer.

Gourse, who lived in New York City for most of her life, wrote her first book in 1961, a romance entitled With Gall and Honey: The Love Story of an American Girl in Israel, which won the Columbia-Doubleday award. She followed that book with a book on contemporary jazz.

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