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Friday, October 28, 2016

Louisette R. Michaels, 96

Louisette Roser Michaels of Westport died Oct. 19 at home. She was 96.

She was born April 20, 1920 in Houston, Texas to Virginia and Victor Roser. She graduated from Rice University in 1941 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication. At Rice she was a member of the Dramatic Club and acted in many productions.

After graduation she moved to New York City where she served as the head of the scripts department of the American National Theatre Academy. There she met her beloved husband, the late great playwright Sidney Michaels, and continued her love of the theater.

She and Sidney moved to Westport in 1982 and both served on the board of the Westport Theatre Artist Workshop.

Louisette loved her son Cotter and his wife Jennifer Jennings, her daughter Candia, as well as her many grandchildren dearly. She was a fabulous storyteller, loved the theater and arts, and in her spare time tended to her many rose bushes.

A memorial gathering will be held on Sunday, Oct. 30 at 4 p.m. at Edmund W. Dougiello Funeral Home, 36 South Pine Creek Road, in Fairfield.

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