To Our Readers: May 8, 1995

Otto Friedrich -- pianist, historian, adventurer, rose gardener and passionate journalist -- was above all a man who had to write. In addition to his prodigious work during two decades as a writer and editor at TIME, Otto wrote 14 books on subjects ranging from Berlin in the 1920s to Hollywood in the 1940s to the End of the World-to say nothing of the nine children's books he co-authored with his wife Priscilla, with whom he had five children of his own. When Otto died of cancer last week at age 66, he had just completed a monumental study of the...

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