Dorothy Buffum Chandler

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Birthday
19, 1901
Birthplace
Illinois
Death Date
Jul 6, 1997 (96)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
19, 1901
Birthplace
Illinois
Death Date
Jul 6, 1997 (96)

About

Wife of the Los Angeles newspaper mogul who became a noted philanthropist and patron of Los Angeles' performing arts institutions.

Before Fame

She met her future husband, Norman Chandler, heir to the publishing empire, at a school dance in Stanford, and through him became a popular political and social activist in California.

Trivia

When financial difficulties threatened the life of the Hollywood Bowl in 1950, she organized a series of fundraising concerts to save the venerable institution. She also helped found the Los Angeles Music Center in the 1960s.

Family Life

Her father and uncle owned a chain of 16 Buffum's department stores.

Associated With

To raise funds for the building of the Los Angeles Music Center, she organized a series of benefit performances, featuring performances by Dinah Shore and Jack Benny.