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Gilbert L. Rogin, Magazine Editor, Writer, 87

Gilbert L. Rogin of Westport, author, longtime The New Yorker contributor, and top editor at Sports Illustrated, died Nov. 4 at his Roosevelt Road home. He was 87.

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Gil Rogin: editor, writer. Sports Illustrated photo

The New York Times said his death was confirmed by his wife, Jacqueline Duvoisin, a former photographer for Sports Illustrated. She did not specify the cause, but her husband had been in declining health for years.

Rogin, described by The Times as “talented and idiosyncratic,” was managing editor of Sports Illustrated for five years beginning in 1979. Sports Illustrated described him as “eccentrically brilliant” and said he was viewed as a titan of New York magazine publishing.

Before his time at SI, The New Yorker published more than 30 of his stories beginning in 1963, humorous tales that often seemed at least somewhat autobiographical, and he had written several well-received books. See Times obituary HERE.

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