Dorothy Sherwood, Beverly Hills Cultural Leader, Dies At Age 86
Posted Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 5:25 pm
By John L. Seitz
Dorothy “Dee” Sherwood, who helped build and strengthen many of the area’s cultural institutions for more than six decades, died on Nov. 8 at her Beverly Hills home. She was 86.
She grew up in Omaha, but moved to California at age 11, graduating from Beverly Hills High School (Class of 1948), where she won the Faculty Scholarship Cup, the top academic prize for seniors. She attended Wellesley College in Massachusetts and earned a degree in English and Art History.
In 1953, she married her high school sweetheart, “Dick” Sherwood, who graduated from Yale and Harvard Law School. The couple lived in Washington, D.C. while her husband served as a law clerk for Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter.
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