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Obituaries

Obituaries June 14, 2019

Leslie Arden Archer died May 4 at 68. Survived by sister Adrienne (Lewis) Weissman. Mount Sinai  Norman D. Beals died May 4 at 102. Survived...

Obituaries: June 7, 2019

Goldie Bemel died April 21 at 93.  Survived by daughters Barbara, Susie Rissien; son Brian; 2 grandchildren. Mount Sinai Izrail Bikvan died April 18 at...

Obituaries May 31, 2019

Jan Aronson died Sept. 18, 2018, at 93.  Survived by husband Gerald; daughters Ellen, Lisa, Ruth. Mount Sinai Jean Berson-Cahn died April 11 at 91....

Sammy Shore, Comedy Store Co-Founder, 92

Sammy Shore, whose 70-year career took him from the Catskills to Las Vegas and Hollywood but who made his biggest impact as a co-founder...

Screenwriter Alvin Sargent, 92

 Alvin Sargent, whose deft hand at adapting books and plays into smart, subtly characterized scripts earned him two Oscars for best screenplay, died May...

Herman Wouk, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author Who Brought Judaism Into the Mainstream, 103

Herman Wouk, the best-selling Orthodox Jewish author whose literary career spanned nearly seven decades and who helped usher Judaism into the American mainstream, died...

Herman Wouk, Pulitzer-Prize Author, Dies at 103

Herman Wouk, Pulitzer-prize winning author known for “The Winds of War” and “Marjorie Morningstar" died May 17. He was 103. According to NPR, Wouk died...

Actress Peggy Lipton, 72

Peggy Lipton, whose blond hair and flower-child charisma made her a star of the 1960s TV hit “The Mod Squad” and the ’90s cult...

L.A. Times Reporter Mike Boehm, 63

There aren’t many reporters who can segue from covering alternative bands in dingy clubs to uncovering the financial problems of a major art museum,...

Obituaries: May, 10, 2019

Jerome Ackerman died March 30 at 99. Survived by daughter Laura (Marc); 1 grandchild. Hillside Amin Anavim died April 8 at 88. Survived by daughter...

Obituaries: May 3, 2019

Gary Bock died March 26 at 85. Survived by daughter Nancy (David) Olson; son Dale (Lejing Han); 2 grandchildren. Mount Sinai  Elaine Burakoff died March 29...

David Picker, Former Studio Chief, 87

As an independent producer and executive at United Artists, Paramount Pictures and Columbia Pictures, David Picker left his mark on American culture. Picker, who...

Charlotte Stern Friedman, Frank Family Friend, 98

Longtime Temple Beth Solomon of the Deaf board member Charlotte “Lotte” Stern Friedman, a friend and schoolmate of Anne Frank, died April 13 at...

Gary Stewart, Music Industry Executive, 62

If you were friends, or even just a passing acquaintance of Gary Stewart — the longtime music industry executive who died April 11 at...

Obituaries: April 26, 2019

Gavin Asherson died March 24 at 37. Survived by mother Susanne; father Neville (Anna Derbinian-Asherson); brothers Adam (Suzanne B), Alon Damian (Martha); half-brother Anthony...

Obituaries: April 19

Bernard Joseph Barton died March 22 at 78. Survived by son Tom (Dima) Trujillo; sister Carole Cox. Mount Sinai  Marial Beren died March 17 at 88....

Obituaries: April 12

Bernard Beiner died Jan. 6 at 89. Survived by daughters Cheri, Michelle, Lory Heron, Melanie Teller, Mindy Kulhanek; 6 grandchildren. Chevra Kadisha  Sam Bell died March...

Ralph Fertig, Civil Rights Activist and Author, 89

Civil rights activist, USC professor of social work and best-selling author Ralph Fertig was a stalwart example of the Jewish commitment to social justice. As...

Philanthropist Jake Farber Dies at 94

Jake Joseph Farber, whose unstinting support and dedication to a wide range of Jewish and Israeli causes earned him — along with his wife,...

Obituaries March 29, 2019

Hanna Arfa died Feb. 17 at 103. Survived by daughter Fay (Charles); son Allan (Carmelith); 4 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai Victor Aseraf died Feb....

Rafi Eitan, Israeli Spy and Politician, Dies at 92

Rafi Eitan, the Israeli spy and politician whom Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu eulogized as “among the heroes of the intelligence services of the State...

Larry Cohen, Screenwriter and Director Dies at 77

Most moviegoers would draw a blank if asked about screenwriter and director Larry Cohen, but for fans of low-budget B-movies, Cohen, who died March...

Hal Blaine, Wrecking Crew Drummer, 90

You might not know the name Hal Blaine, but you’re probably familiar with his work. Blaine, who was Jewish and died March 11 at...

Obituaries: March 15, 2019

Faye Amass died Feb. 9 at 85. Survived by daughters Stacey, Leslie; 1 grandchild. Hillside Bernard Austin died Feb. 12 at 96. Survived by sister...

Sidney Sheinberg, 84, Discovered Spielberg

As president of Universal/MCA, Sidney Sheinberg left his mark on American culture: green-lighting hit movies such as “Back to the Future,” “ET: The Extraterrestrial”...

Award-Winning Composer, Conductor André Previn, 89

André Previn, whose Career in classical, jazz and popular music spanned more than seven decades — during which he won four Academy Awards and...

Obituaries: March 1, 2019

Charles Bailin died Feb. 4 at 83. Survived by daughter Kimberly; son Steve (Aileen); 2 grandchildren; sister Mary. Mount Sinai Dorothy Barnett died Jan. 28 at...

Obituaries: Jewish Activist Al Vorspan, 95 and Holocaust Survivor Robert Geminder, 83

Al Vorspan, a leader of the group that eventually became the Union for Reform Judaism and was lauded as the “personification of Reform Judaism’s...

Obituaries: Feb. 22, 2019

Rishel Alpert died Jan. 17 at 93. Survived by daughter Gaby (Ramon) Galindo; son David; 4 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; brother Iz (Nadine) Levy. Mount...

Obituaries: Feb. 15, 2019

Alan Averick died Jan. 12 at 100. Survived by daughter Joady; sons Michael, William; 2 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. Hillside Jacqueline “Jackie” Bender died Dec. 30...

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