September 7, 1991
Victoria Nebeker Coberly, 74, art collector and philanthropist who was formerly married to the late Harvey Mudd College benefactor Henry T. Mudd. Mrs. Coberly, a sixth-generation Californian, lent her paintings for exhibition at the Huntington Library and the California Club. She was active in many philanthropic organizations and was an overseer of the Huntington Library and a California director of the Robert E. Lee Memorial Assn. On Wednesday in Los Angeles after a long illness.
November 24, 1985
Carlotta Kirkeby, a philanthropist who with her late husband owned or once owned a string of 25 hotels including the Beverly Wilshire, is dead of cancer. She died Nov. 19 at home in Bel-Air and was believed in her late 60s or early 70s. A founder of both the Music Center and a charitable group called the Colleagues, she was known for the charity sales she staged at her palatial six-acre home on Bel-Air Road which was filled with such modern French master artists as Monet, Cezanne and Matisse.
June 19, 2004 |
The inquiry into a gift of Stradivarius instruments to the Smithsonian Institution took a dramatic turn this week when the donor, Herbert Axelrod, was arrested in Germany. The multimillionaire philanthropist had fled the United States in April for Cuba and was arrested Tuesday night in Berlin after taking a flight from Zurich.
April 20, 1989
Roy Valentine Titus, 79, a philanthropist and former chairman of the cosmetics company founded by his mother, Helena Rubinstein. Titus was the elder of Mrs. Rubinstein's two sons by her first husband and moved with his family to the United States in 1914. After earning degrees from Oxford and the Harvard School of Business Administration, he joined a British affiliate of the cosmetics company and served as an executive of the business in New York until he retired in 1974. Titus served as chairman of the Helena Rubinstein Foundation, on the board of the Children's Blood Foundation and the board of governors of the Tel Aviv Museum, and was a trustee of the Oil, Chemical & Atomic Workers Union-Industry Pension Fund.
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November 19, 1991
Mae Lenore Markham, a philanthropist whose late husband was publisher of the Valley News, predecessor of the Daily News of Los Angeles, has died at an Encino hospital. She was 95. A longtime resident of Encino, Mrs. Markham died Thursday of a heart attack, according to her granddaughter. Born in Rossville, Kan., she graduated from Emporia Teacher's College. In 1932, she saw an advertisement offering for sale a controlling interest in a Van Nuys paper and encouraged her husband, Maurice W.
March 2, 1991
Jack Levand, 79, Westside businessman, real estate agent, philanthropist and past president of the Big Ten Club of California. A native of Cleveland, Levand graduated from Ohio State University and later moved to California as a steel industry executive. In 1965 he founded Levand Steel & Supply Co. Entering real estate in 1959, he set up Jack J. Levand Realty, dealing in celebrity homes and studio property.