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Former AP fashion editor Anderson dies at 91

Published on NewsOK Modified: January 9, 2013 at 2:03 am •  Published: January 9, 2013

"You had to come back and file your stories (after) we were served champagne ... off silver trays by waiters with white gloves, all day long, and I developed a great tolerance for champagne, I guess, because I never got too drunk to write my stories," she said.

She later became the London correspondent for the International Herald Tribune and worked as a freelance writer for a number of publications.

In 1970, she returned to Texas and joined the staff of the Dallas Times-Herald as a reporter. In 1978 she cooperated with a U.S. Department of Labor investigation into age and gender discrimination at the paper and was fired in 1979. In 1981, she joined a labor department lawsuit that led the paper to change its employment practices.

She continued to write for various publications until she retired and moved to Austin with her daughter. Her husband, a World War II correspondent for the AP who was taken prisoner in North Africa during his career, died in 1999.

Along with her daughter, Anderson is survived by her son, David.