January 28th, 2009
11:50 AM ET

James Brady, Parade columnist, dies

James Brady, who did Parade magazine's "In Step With" column for almost 25 years, has died, according to news reports. He was 80.

Though most people knew of Brady through his Parade column, he was a fixture in the New York media scene. He created the New York Post’s “Page Six” gossip column and had a regular byline at Women’s Wear Daily. He also wrote New York magazine’s “Intelligencer” column for several years.

He was a veteran of the Korean War and wrote several books about the conflict, including 1990’s “The Coldest War.”

Brady’s breezy interviews in Parade were a back-page fixture in the Sunday supplement. His last one, according to Parade, will be on Kevin Bacon and will run February 15.

- From news services

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