Marilyn Beck | Hollywood columnist, 85
Her business partner, Stacy Jenel Smith, said Ms. Beck died Saturday after a three-year fight with lung cancer.
Ms. Beck studied journalism at the University of Southern California but began her Hollywood career as a hobby.
With two children in grade school, she started writing for fan magazines.
Her interview subjects included Bob Hope, Richard Burton, and Sylvester Stallone.
Ms. Beck embraced the Internet early on, taking online queries as early as 1990. Her website, BeckSmithHollywood.com, continues to cover entertainment.