Frances Kroll Ring


Age: 99

Summary: writer and one of the last living links to novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald (d. 1940) who began working as Fitzgerald's secretary and typist in 1939 when he was sending out short stories, working occasionally for Hollywood studios, and writing the manuscript The Love of the Last Tycoon during his last days while he was considered washed up as a writer, dating gossip columnist Sheilah Graham (his wife Zelda was in a mental institution on the East Coast), drinking too much, health failing, and later died before the manuscript was finished.

Cause of Death: Complications from a fall

Born: May 17, 1916

Died: June 18, 2015

Benedict Canyon, California