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Jessica Savitch
Birth: Feb. 1, 1947
Death: Oct. 23, 1983

Television Journalist. She was the first woman to anchor a major network newscast (NBC Nightly News). Her personal and professional lives were plagued by her temper tantrums, drug abuse, and many alleged love affairs. Savitch died when the car she was traveling in plunged into the Delaware Canal during a rainy night. There were two movies made based on her life, Lifetime's "The Jessica Savitch Story" (starring Sela Ward) and the loosely-based feature film "Up Close And Personal" (starring Michelle Pfeiffer). 
 
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 Parents:
  David Savitch (1925 - 1959)
  Florence Goldberger Savitch (1918 - 1997)

Cause of death: Auto Accident (Drowned)
 
Burial:
Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea.
Specifically: Ashes scattered in the Atlantic Ocean
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Dec 28, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 19213
Jessica Savitch
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God bless you Jessica... sending you peace & love always, xo
- 💕 Amanda
 Added: Apr. 22, 2014

- Stacey
 Added: Apr. 17, 2014
As a father of daughters, I am very grateful for strong, professional women like Ms. Savitch who have served as outstanding role models. God bless Jessica Savitch.
-Anonymous
 Added: Apr. 5, 2014
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