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June 12, 1987
I read with much sadness the passing of Olive Behrendt. I did not know her well, but as a young Music Center volunteer, she always treated me as an equal. It's strange that as I write this letter I can still clearly see her elegant profile, and hear that distinctive voice. I'm not alone in feeling this. Mrs. Behrendt was always available for advice or help in a project. Unlike many important people, she was listed in the phone book and answered her own phone. I have had many sprited conversations with this unique lady.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 12, 1987
I read with much sadness the passing of Olive Behrendt. I did not know her well, but as a young Music Center volunteer, she always treated me as an equal. It's strange that as I write this letter I can still clearly see her elegant profile, and hear that distinctive voice. I'm not alone in feeling this. Mrs. Behrendt was always available for advice or help in a project. Unlike many important people, she was listed in the phone book and answered her own phone. I have had many sprited conversations with this unique lady.
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May 28, 1987
Olive Behrendt, the Los Angeles culture devotee who raised millions of dollars for musical causes, died early today in Venice, Italy. She was 72 and death was attributed to a pulmonary embolism. The widow of insurance executive George Behrendt was a founding member of the Amazing Blue Ribbon, the prime support group for the Music Center, and was one of the center's leading fund-raisers when it opened in 1964. A once-promising operatic soprano who gave up that career for marriage, Mrs.
NEWS
May 29, 1987 | BURT A. FOLKART, Times Staff Writer
Olive Behrendt, a Los Angeles culture devotee who, when not raising millions of dollars for music, enjoyed playing jazz with Jascha Heifetz or racing around Venice in her powerboat, died Thursday in that Italian city. A founding member of the Amazing Blue Ribbon, the Music Center's prime support group, she was a once promising soprano who gave up a budding operatic career for marriage. She was 72, and her death was attributed by her Los Angeles physician to a pulmonary embolism.
NEWS
May 29, 1987 | BURT A. FOLKART, Times Staff Writer
Olive Behrendt, a Los Angeles culture devotee who, when not raising millions of dollars for music, enjoyed playing jazz with Jascha Heifetz or racing around Venice in her powerboat, died Thursday in that Italian city. A founding member of the Amazing Blue Ribbon, the Music Center's prime support group, she was a once promising soprano who gave up a budding operatic career for marriage. She was 72, and her death was attributed by her Los Angeles physician to a pulmonary embolism.
NEWS
October 20, 1985 | MARYLOUISE OATES, Times Staff Writer
About 100 of Rock Hudson's close friends gathered for a memorial service in the home where the AIDS-stricken actor spent his final days, concluding their tribute with the margaritas, Mexican food and mariachi music that Hudson loved so well. Elizabeth Taylor, standing under a canopy before a group that included some of Hollywood's biggest names, spoke early in the service of her affection for her late co-star and then invited others to share their remembrances as well, according to a guest.
NEWS
November 6, 1985 | MARYLOUISE OATES, Times Staff Writer
FLY AWAY--In further evidence that the election to retain Chief Justice Rose Elizabeth Bird is unprecedented--catch TWA Ambassador magazine this month. A full-page color portrait of the justice accompanies an eight-page article, done without benefit of an interview with the jurist. It's more than rare that an international airline mag focuses on a state race, especially a state judicial race--especially since the deadline for this piece was in late July.
NEWS
October 22, 1986 | Marylouise Oates
The presidential campaign of Sen. Gary Hart of Colorado waits in the wings while the senator builds up future chits by campaigning for Democratic candidates. But look who insiders say will sign on as national chairman of Hart for President--Charles Manatt, the popular and well-known former chairman of the Democratic National Committee. Manatt, after what insiders said was months of negotiations, is now apparently ready to agree to head the effort. "Da . . . vid Wolper. Da . . .
ENTERTAINMENT
April 4, 1985 | LEWIS SEGAL, Times Dance Writer
Proclaiming that "this city deserves to have a work commissioned solely and especially for it," Mayor Tom Bradley announced Wednesday preliminary plans for a new ballet, inspired by Los Angeles, to be choreographed by Gerald Arpino, associate director of the Joffrey Ballet.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 26, 2005 | Myrna Oliver, Times Staff Writer
Tehmina Mehta, the matriarch described as the quiet strength of a classical music family that encompassed her late husband, Mehli, and sons Zubin and Zarin Mehta, has died. She was 96. Mehta died Friday in Los Angeles of natural causes. Known as "Tehmi" to the international music community and to her friends, Mehta in 1984 received the Mother of the Year award from the Helping Hand of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
NEWS
May 28, 1987
Olive Behrendt, the Los Angeles culture devotee who raised millions of dollars for musical causes, died early today in Venice, Italy. She was 72 and death was attributed to a pulmonary embolism. The widow of insurance executive George Behrendt was a founding member of the Amazing Blue Ribbon, the prime support group for the Music Center, and was one of the center's leading fund-raisers when it opened in 1964. A once-promising operatic soprano who gave up that career for marriage, Mrs.
NEWS
September 9, 1987 | Marylouise Oates
INSIDE MOVES, INSIDE TALK--Helena's, the glitzy private club that made the Silver Lake neighborhood fashionable-adjacent, is looking to move to the always fashionable Westside. Guess the Brat Pack won't have to drive so far. . . . Another move from that Silver Lake neighborhood is one being urged by the friends of Senate Speaker Pro Tem Mike Roos. They are telling Roos to make a run for mayor in 1988.
NEWS
July 31, 1987 | MARYLOUISE OATES
Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the soaps, the Capitol Hill contra wars are about to heat up again. A broad spectrum of political and religious activist groups are about to launch their answer to Ollie North, a huge national lobbying effort called "Countdown '87" that will be unveiled in the next few weeks through a massive media campaign. The aim: nothing less than shutting down U.S. government aid to the contras once and for all.
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