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Eve Curie Labouisse dead at 102

NEW YORK, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Journalist and author Eve Curie Labouisse has died in New York at age 102, The New York Times reported.

The Paris-born Labouisse is best-known for writing the 1937 biography, "Madame Curie," about her mother, the Nobel Prize-winning scientist Marie Curie.

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The book was a best-seller and the basis for a 1943 film starring Greer Garson as Marie and Walter Pidgeon as Pierre, Labouisse's husband.

A popular lecturer, Labouisse was also known for her public advocacy of the Free French cause after the Nazis occupied France in 1940, the Times said. After the war, she was a publisher of the French newspaper Paris-Press, and in the early 1950s she was a special adviser to the secretary-general of NATO.

Her other books include "Journey Among Warriors," an account of her 40,000 mile trip across a series of wartime fronts.

An accomplished concert pianist, she performed throughout France and Belgium as a young woman and later wrote music criticism for several French publications.

Eve Curie married Henry Richardson Labouisse, who served as U.S. ambassador to Greece and executive director of UNICEF, in 1954. He died in 1987.

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Labouisse is survived by her step-daughter, Anne L. Peretz, four step-grandchildren and 11 step-great-grandchildren.

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