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Frances Inglis; Guided UCLA Cultural Programs

October 30, 1994

Frances Louise Inglis, 83, who guided the establishment of cultural productions at UCLA's Royce Hall and other campus sites. Miss Inglis began her career in Hollywood as an administrative aide for talent agencies and later to producers David Selznick and Samuel Goldwyn. During World War II, Miss Inglis served as administrator of the Hollywood Victory Committee, a volunteer group of studio heads, union representatives and entertainers. During the 1950s, she was executive director of the Writers Guild of America, West. She began her work at UCLA in 1959 as executive administrator of what is now the UCLA Center for the Performing Arts. Her assignment was to develop a professional cultural program equal to that available at UC Berkeley. Within a few years, she made Royce Hall a major venue for dance and welcomed such performers as Luciano Pavarotti, Artur Rubinstein, Zubin Mehta and Andres Segovia. A pioneer in audience development, she created the Design for Sharing program, which raised money to buy theater tickets for needy youths and seniors. On Oct. 22 in Laguna Hills of complications from a stroke.

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