Wife of the Los Angeles newspaper mogul who became a noted philanthropist and patron of Los Angeles' performing arts institutions.
She met her future husband,
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.
Her father and uncle owned a chain of 16 Buffum's department stores.
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.