Lois Smith, 84, publicist to the stars
Lois Smith thrived in the field of public relations, shaping the careers of Hollywood greats like Marilyn Monroe, Robert Redford, Martin Scorsese, Rosie O’Donnell, and Meryl Streep. She was as much a friend to her clients as a publicist, decked out, always, in a bright red rain jacket so they could find her in a sea of people. Ms. Smith, who retired with her husband to Plum Island, died of a brain hemorrhage on Sunday. She was 84.