Vera Kostoff

Former stage actress and L.A. Times syndicate staffer

Vera Kostoff, former stage actress and L.A. Times syndicate staffer, died of natural causes July 23 in Palm Springs. She was 90.

A native of Sofia, Bulgaria, and a Miss Bulgaria winner, Kostoff appeared in productions of “Ivanhoe,” “Medea” and “Pygmalion.” She worked 27 years, most recently as a supervisor for its syndicate service.

She is survived by her three daughters and their husbands, including author Sidney Sheldon. Her husband Atanas and a granddaughter preceded her in death.

Services and burial were private.

Memorial contributions in her name can be made to Bighorn Institute, P.O. Box 262, Palm Desert, CA 92261-0262.

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