Sad news out of Philadelphia. I had the pleasure of crossing paths with Deen Kogan quite a few times over the years. At Book Expo. A handful of lunches in Philly. Even got to buy her a drink or two at NOIRCON's evening outings. She was all brass in all the best ways. Deen told it like it she thought it was and didn't much care what you thought about it in turn.
But above all she loved books and supported literature in many, many ways. She was Philly's First Lady of Theater, having bought and ran the Society Hill Playhouse from 1959 to it's closure in 2016. Her work with Lou Boxer running Noircon shed a lot of light on an otherwise neglected realm of litearture and film. She loved her dobermans and her Irish (writers and otherwise).
You'll be missed, Deen. Sláinte.
Check out this great article in Philly Voice about Deen's retirement from the theater.