Abe Lipsey dies at 94

'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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  1. Hawkswill says:

    Abe was a friend of mine and Harold Gibbons’ in the 1970s. Whenever he was in the Springs, we would get together for lunch or dinner and catch up. He actually got me to end my little private feud with Frankie Sinatra, (we were having dinner at Mission Hills where I was lady golf pro) I remember, think it was the Milton Berle Celebrity Pro Am at Jack Quigley’s Canyon Country Club, when Abe had donated full length furs for the private auction…………Pat Henry modeled one, and Perry Daniels, wife of Billy of Old Black Magic fame, told Perry she would buy it IF he modeled it nude, LOL but THAT is another story for another time. Abe was good to everyone, a top hand!

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