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Memorial for Dolores Rubin Levin

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Dolores Rubin Levin

Dolores was born June 5, 1923 in Chicago, Illinois. She died on January 12, 2018 in San Francisco, California. The cause of her death was pneumonia following a broken hip.

Her father was Benjamin Rubin, owner of dress stores, and her mother was Vera Kunin, a home-maker. Her family moved to Los Angeles in 1939. She spent 3 years at UCLA.

She began her career as a messenger girl with MGM in the summer of 1943. Enchanted by motion pictures, she trained to be a Script supervisor. She made a total of 80 films, with prominent directors and producers, including John Ford, John Huston, and Arthur Hiller, with whom she made 9 films including the blockbuster: “Love Story.”

She made 4 films with Frank Sinatra, who was so impressed with her that he employed her as his Executive Assistant. For 2 years she managed his 4 households while he was between wives. He introduced her to Hubert Humphrey as his “irreplaceable right arm”. He introduced her to Bennett Cerf as his “Jewish Mother.”

She was elected to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 1960. She was a member of the Foreign Language Committee for the Oscars for over 40 years, most of them on the Executive Committee.

In 1972 she married Dr. Sheldon Levin, a widower. She is survived by her loving husband, step children Jonathan, Jeremy and Elise, 5 step-grandchildren, 3 step-great grandchildren, sisters Evelyn and Claire and many nieces and nephews.

Her burial will be in Los Angeles. Final details will be announced. A memorial service will be scheduled later in San Francisco