Elizabeth Sargent


Age: 96

poet and the last tenant forced out of a rent-regulated apartment above Carnegie Hall in 2010 ending more than 100 years of storied subsidized housing and work space there for artists of all stripes when the honeycomb of more than 100 studios was added to Carnegie Hall several years after Andrew Carnegie completed the structure at 57th Street and Seventh Avenue in 1891 and it became home, working space or both to generations of musicians, writers, artists, and actors, among them Enrico Caruso, James Dean, Martha Graham, Marilyn Monroe, and Katharine Hepburn, who joined their ranks in 1964 but left after a three-year struggle with the Carnegie Hall Corp., which wanted to demolish the studios to create educational and rehearsal space when she accepted a cash settlement of about $2 million to move from the studio for which she paid $337 a month in 2009, and who had been bedridden for the past few years.

Cause of Death: Old age ailments

Born: May 16, 1920

Died: April 10, 2017

Manhattan, New York