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Pianist Marie Marcus Dies

Jazz pianist Marie Marcus, a former protégée of Fats Waller and Cape Cod’s undisputed “First Lady of Jazz,” died on Oct. 10 of complications from a stroke. She was 89.

Born in Roxbury, Mass., on May 25, 1914, the daughter of two avid ballroom dancers, Marcus was exposed to music at a very early age. She is said to have started playing piano when she was three years old.

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