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Georgia O'D. Baker, Towson University professor emeritus, dies

Georgia O'D. Baker, Towson University professor emeritus, dies

Georgia O'D. Baker, a professor and costume designer whose work graced theater productions at Towson University for more than 40 years, died Saturday of heart failure at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

The Pikesville resident was 83.

"Georgia Baker was a force of nature and an extraordinary teacher," Judith Dolan, a Tony Award-winning University of California at San Diego professor of theater, dance and design, wrote in an email. "She was a real personality."

Dr. Dolan, a Sparrows Point native, was a 1970 graduate of Towson, where she majored in art. She later earned a doctorate in directing and design from Stanford University.

She called Ms. Baker's...

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