1925-10-06 in New York, New York
June 23, 2005 in Hermosa Beach, California
Shana Alexander (October 6, 1925 – June 23, 2005) was an American journalist, born Shana Ager in Manhattan on Oct., 6, 1925. Although she became the first woman staff writer and columnist for Life magazine, she was best known for her participation in the "Point-Counterpoint" debate segments of 60 Minutes with conservative James J. Kilpatrick. She was a daughter of Tin Pan Alley composer Milton Ager, who composed the song "Happy Days Are Here Again," and his wife, columnist Cecelia Ager.