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10/02/1997 12:00AM

Savannah legend EMMA KELLY, 82, "the Lady of 6,000 Songs" made famous in the John Berendt book "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil," died of a liver ailment on Wednesday. "Midnight" devoted an entire chapter to her and her club act, which she took to smoky nightclubs, church socials and Kiwanis Club luncheons . . . Theater owner and movie producer TED MANN, 84, who had the temerity to rename Hollywood's fabled Grauman's Chinese Theater when he bought the 1927 movie palace in 1973, died of a stroke Monday in Los Angeles, reports the Associated Press. Mann and his wife, redheaded actress Rhonda Fleming ("Gunfight at the O.K. Corral"), attended premieres at Mann's Chinese Theater, though traditionalists continue to call the place Grauman's. It's the theater whose forecourt has the stars' hand and footprints in cement.

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