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TV Pioneer Eva Coffin Griggs Dies

Television pioneer and former Greenwich resident Eva Coffin Griggs, 90, died Aug. 13 at Lakes Emeritus Home in Fort Myers, Fla. The cause was illnesses related to Alzheimer's disease.

She was the first woman producer in television. During her time at NBC, she was associated with programs such as "Tex and Jinx", "Huntley-Brinkley News", and "The Price is Right." After moving to Old Greenwich with her husband, Ralston H. Coffin, the former model and television producer founded the "Personality Workshop", a personal improvement program that was later associated with Edie Adams Cut N' Curl beauty salons.

Eva is survived by her husband, five stepchildren, 12 step-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren. A memorial service was held in the chapel at Christ Church Greenwich Tuesday, Aug. 24. In lieu of flowers, her family requested donations made to the Alzheimer's Association.

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