Ruth Prigozy, ex-Hofstra professor, literary scholar, dies at 87 – New York News

Ruth Prigozy, a former longtime Hofstra University professor who was an expert on F. Scott Fitzgerald, died July 16, 2017. She was 87. (Credit: Family Handout)

Writing about movie director Alfred Hitchcock, Ruth Prigozy once noted, “He gets to the heart of human experience.”

Prigozy, a longtime Hofstra University film and literature professor — who died July 16 at the age of 87 — did the same through the enthusiasm she exuded for her subjects, say former students and colleagues.

At barely 5 feet tall, Prigozy was nevertheless an outsized presence…

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