'Furrier to the Stars' was known for his philanthropy

Abe Lipsey, a civic leader and philanthropist known as the “Furrier to the Stars,” died Saturday of heart failure at his home in Beverly Hills. He was 94.

Lipsey was known for his work as the world’s largest furrier and his many philanthropic activities. Also, he was a founding member of the Hillcrest Country Club.

He is survived by his wife, Muriel, and daughter, Linda Dodd.

Private services will be held today at Hillside Memorial Park. Glen Campbell and Marilyn McCoo will be on hand to sing some of Lipsey’s favorite songs.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the UCLA Medical School.

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