Recording industry vet Greenstone dies

She worked with the Mamas and the Papas

Performer and recording industry veteran Leila Ann Greenstone died Aug. 21 of lymphoma in her home in West Hollywood, Calif. She was 76.

She was best known for her work at Kendun Recorders, where she served as studio manager. In her free time, Greenstone pursued her passion as a singer at the Burbank Civic Light Opera.

After graduating from UCLA in 1955, Greenstone worked in advertising, at first in New York and then in California. When her office closed, she started at Western Recorders, scheduling studio sessions for the Beach Boys, the Mamas and the Papas and Frank Sinatra, among others.

Through the ’70s, Greenstone climbed the ladder at Kendun Recorders, starting as a receptionist and ultimately becoming the president of studio operations. She later worked in PR for Sunny Bernstein Public Relations, and sang with the Civic Light Opera and Burbank Temple Emmanuel.

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