|Gore Vidal, Elise Cowen, and Ruth Weiss (L-R)|
I said a little bit more about Gore and Cowen on their birth and death dates HERE and HERE. Gore was born 8 years before Cowen but outlived her by many years (86 v. 28). Weiss's obit has details on her life HERE.
Given my personal history with depression, I should note here that Cowen ended her own life (not dissimilarly to Natalie Jackson) by throwing herself out of her parents' 7th floor window.
If you are thinking about suicide or just need someone to talk to about emotional distress in your life, you can text Crisis Text Line at 741741 or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.
RIP, Mr.* Vidal and Ms.* Weiss, and Happy Birthday, Ms.* Cowen.
*These are guesses at preferred pronouns. If I'm wrong, let me know.