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Olivia Vlahos, 91, Of Westport

WESTPORT, Conn. — Olivia Vlahos, a longtime resident of Westport, died Aug. 26 at her home. She was 91.

Vlahos was born Jan. 8, 1924, working as a young actress for Interstate Players in Texas and for the USO.

While with the USO, she attended the University of Texas-Houston, and went on to earn a master's degree in anthropology at Sarah Lawrence College.

Vlahos became a professor of anthropology and sociology at Norwalk Community College, helping to create a certificate program in archaeology. She was honored with the creation of an annual scholarship at the school in 1991.

She wrote several books and numerous articles on social and cultural topics, including the bestselling book, “Body: the Ultimate Symbol.”

Vlahos was predeceased by her husband, John, and is survived by her three children, Michael, Melissa,and Stephanie.

A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24 in the sanctuary of the Unitarian Church of Westport, 10 Lyons Plains Road.

Memorial donations can be made to the Olivia Vlahos Scholarship Fund, Norwalk Community College Archaeology Club, 188 Richards Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06854.

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