Winifred Hope

Winifred (Wyn) Hope, 84, poet and sister-in-law of entertainer Bob Hope, died July 28 in North Hollywood following a long illness.

Services were held July 31.

Hope was a familiar voice on the KABC radio show “Ken & Bob,” where she was hailed as the show’s “poet laureate” with the reading of hundreds of her poems.

She wrote “Animal Tails,””Poems for Eggheads” and “Poems to Ponder.”

For 18 years, Hope was a researcher for the planned Bob Hope Museum in Burbank.

Joyce Haber

Joyce Haber, 62, Hollywood gossip columnist and the author of a bestselling novel on the film industry, died July 30 in Los Angeles of kidney and liver failure.

Hired by the Los Angeles Times in 1966, she followed in the footsteps of famed columnist Hedda Hopper.

In 1975, Haber wrote “The Users,” a bestselling novel about the exploits of 70 real and fictional Hollywood characters.

Haber, who attended Bryn Mawr and Barnard colleges, was divorced from film producer Douglas Cramer.

Survived by a son, Douglas Cramer III, and a daughter, Courtney Cramer.

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