Stella Nadelman Krieger, an art collector and longtime manager of museum stores, died Nov. 21. She was 75 years old.
Born in Los Angeles on March 5, 1938, she graduated from UCLA in 1960. With her husband Fred Krieger, Stella developed a passion for collecting. Beginning in the early 1970s they formed an important collection of art and objects from around the world, including Mexican silver jewelry; beaded handbags; rugs; and textiles from Asia, the Middle East and Latin America. From 1994 to 2005, Nadelman Krieger was the museum store manager of the Craft and Folk Art Museum in Los Angeles. Since 2007, she had been the manager of the museum store at the Fowler Museum at UCLA.
Nadelman Krieger is survived by husband Fred Krieger; daughter Alissa (David) Krieger-DeWitt; sons Lauren (Jennifer Roth Krieger) Krieger, Spencer (Monica) Krieger, Terry (Linda) Krieger; 9 grandchildren; and brother Seymour Nadelman.
Donations in her memory may be made to Nashuva (nashuva.com), the Fowler Museum at UCLA (fowler.ucla.edu) and Yiddishkayt (yiddishkayt.org).
Marvin Paige, a veteran award-winning casting director, died on Nov. 13 as a result of injuries sustained following a car accident in Laurel Canyon. He was 86.
Born Marvin Dorfman in 1927, the only child of Albert and Fanny Dorfman, he grew up in Patterson, N.J. After studying film at New York University, he started out as an actor in New York but found greater success interviewing celebrities on “Luncheon at Sardi’s,” WOR’s hour-long radio program set in the theater district restaurant.
Paige got his start in Hollywood in the casting department for “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.” He went on to cast many movies, including “Star Trek: The Motion Picture” and two Woody Allen films, “Take the Money and Run” and “Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex* (*But Were Afraid to Ask).” He also worked for the long-running television soap opera “General Hospital,” casting actors such as Demi Moore and Tia Carrere early in their careers. For his work on nearly 100 episodes of “General Hospital,” Paige received two TV award nominations from the Casting Society of America. He also worked as a celebrity handler for prestigious events.
Paige could always convince the right celebrity to appear at a tribute or show-biz celebration. He was instrumental in assisting the Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival, bringing celebrities such as Elliott Gould, Jon Voight, Arthur Hiller, Sally Kellerman and Shirley Jones to participate and speak about films with Jewish content or Jewish interest. Paige also helped book classic show-biz figures for numerous organizations, including the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the American Cinematheque and the Night of 100 Stars Oscar party.
Committed to preserving Hollywood history, Paige created and maintained the Motion Picture and Television Research Archive over his 50-year career. His extraordinary collection of Hollywood memorabilia became a primary source for serious research, documentaries, photo exhibits and biographies used by shows such as PBS’ “American Masters.”
By Hilary Helstein, Contributing Writer
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