Frances Klein

Frances Klein, a Beverly Hills antique jeweler whose clientele included Frank Sinatra, Elizabeth Taylor and Barbra Streisand, died Aug. 12 of natural causes at her home in Los Angeles. She was 84.

Klein provided jewels to adorn models at fashion shows and celebrities at the Academy Awards.

Her collection of earrings, necklaces, bracelets, rings and other jeweled pieces also appeared in several motion pictures, including “Mommie Dearest” (1981).

In 1997, Klein sold her Rodeo Drive shop, which still bears her name.

She also organized charity events for the U. of Southern California Friends of Fine Arts and raised funds for Child Help, an organization that assists abused children.

She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Sidney, a daughter, two grandchildren and one great-grandson.

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