Obituary: Carter (‘Dee’) Dawson Gorski |

Obituary: Carter (‘Dee’) Dawson Gorski

Carter, aka andamp;#8220;Dee,andamp;#8221; was born February 26, 1925, and raised outside of Washington, D.C. She died March 7, 2011.After graduating from Bethesda -Chevy Chase High School 1943, she joined the Washington Star Newspaper, as a copy girl. Over the next 30 years she was the dicationist who filed the story when the US dropped the bomb on Hiroshima. Unfamiliar with the term andamp;#8220;atom,andamp;#8221; she simply wrote andamp;#8220;Adamandamp;#8221; bomb. She covered White House events and interviewed countless celebrities including Rosy Greer (his shoulders were so wide he had to go sideways through a door), Clark Gable, Tony Curtis (who answered the hotel door wrapped in a towel), became the andamp;#8220;TEENandamp;#8221; Editor, under a pen name Fifi Gorska, for a section dedicated to 13-19-year olds, a novelty for the late 1950s and 60s.Carl Bernstein was her copy boy before rising to Deep Throat fame. Newspaper lunches at Harriganandamp;#8217;s in DC consisted of martinis and splitting a roast beef sandwich 4 ways before returning to make a deadline. In 1951, she married a Polish Count Julian Gorski, whom she met covering Washington, D.C., Police Hqs and died in 1995. She spent most of her life in Washington, D.C., and Munich, Germany prior to retiring to Tahoe City in 1985.She worked for the Tahoe World doing classifieds and greeting everyone in town. She joined the Tahoe Womens Club. She loved andamp;#8220;her mountainsandamp;#8221; and skiing. Carter loved young people and was described by those who knew her as the andamp;#8220;eternal teenager.andamp;#8221; She was always interviewing people she met, ready to write that next story.Carter is survived by her son, Franz P. Gorski and daughter in law Genny of Alamo, CA; daughter, Lisa Kowalski of Burlingame, CA; and three grandchildren, Catherine (NYC) and Caroline Kowalski and Dawson Gorski.Services are Saturday, April 2 at noon, Corpus Christi Church, Tahoe City. Reception to follow at Carterandamp;#8217;s Tahoe City home.In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to NARSD-Brain andamp; Behavior Research ( or the Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe (

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