Shirley Carroll Conover

Shirley Carroll Conover, 66, publicist, died Jan. 30 in New York of heart failure.

Most recently, she headed the New York office of Peter Levinson Communications.

Conover began her career as a freelance writer in Europe. In the late 1950s she returned to the U.S. to host a live daily talkshow, “Shirley’s Date Book,” on WDAU-TV Wilkes Barre/Scranton. In the early 1960s, she was a writer and on-air reporter for WCBS Radio in New York.

A few years later, she worked as public relations director and senior writer at Music Intl. In addition, she coordinated special events at the White House, including the Duke Ellington Salute in 1970. And she produced the first concert series at the Whitney Museum, and concerts at Town Hall, Carnegie Hall and Avery Fisher Hall.

In the 1980s, she worked as a protocol and special events officer at Citicorp.

Survived by a brother, Robert Carroll.

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