I'm not a quack-quack TV journalist. She worked as a freelance writer for Junior Bazaar and Mademoiselle magazines before becoming a researcher at Life for $65 a week in 1951. Another Life magazine article about a suicide hot line worker's efforts to keep a caller from killing herself was turned into the 1965 film The Slender Thread which starred Sidney Poitier and Anne Bancroft.
Kilpatrick. She was a daughter of Tin Pan Alley composer Milton Ager who composed the song "Happy Days Are Here Again" and his wife columnist Cecelia Ager.