David Hanna, novelist, biographer, editor and creator of the CBS radio series “Tapestries of Life,” died June 21 of cancer at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital in New York City.He was 75. Hanna, a prolific writer who penned numerous novels and showbiz biographies of stars including Robert Redford, Ava Gardner and John Wayne, also worked as a publicist on such films as “Moulin Rouge,”"War and Peace” and “The Man Who Knew Too Much.” Hanna served as an assistant managing editor at the Hollywood Reporter and a columnist and drama critic for the Los Angeles Daily News. He also contributed to the New York Times, Cosmopolitan and London Express. His longtime companion was Richard Foster.
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