Recording studio veteran dies at 76

Leila Ann Greenstone died Aug. 21 of lymphoma

Leila Ann Greenstone, a recording studio veteran, died Aug. 21 of lymphoma at her home in North Hollywood. She was 76.

Greenstone worked at Western Recorders in Hollywood in the 1960s and scheduled sessions for such legends as the Beach Boys, the Mamas & the Papas, Frank Sinatra and Andy Williams.

From there, she moved to the San Fernando Valley and was instrumental in the rise of Kendun Recorders in the '70s. She rose from answering phones to studio manager and then vp studio operations at the Burbank company.

A graduate of Redondo Union High School and UCLA, Greenstone spent 23 years performing with the Burbank Civic Light Opera and served as recording secretary, treasurer and president.

She then joined the choir at Burbank Temple Emanu El, where she sang for seven years, and worked for Sunny Bernstein Public Relations before retiring in 1995.

Survivors include nephews Richard Lucas, Robert Lucas and Jim Lucas, six great nephews and one great niece. Her older sister, Joan, was a Broadway dancer who died in 2009.
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