Tucson arts lover, philanthropist Lyn Tornabene dies

Oct 02, 2017 161

BY: Kathleen Allen

Philanthropist, arts advocate and retired journalist Lyn Tornabene died of natural causes at her Tucson home Sept. 25. She was 86. Tornabene had long been a supporter of the University of Arizona Libraries and the UA School of Theatre, Film and Television. The school’s black box theater, the Tornabene, is named in memory of her late daughter, Wendy Lyn, and her husband, Frank, who died three months after their daughter.

Tornabene had a rich life. As a writer for such magazines as Good Housekeeping, Ladies Home Journal and Cosmopolitan, she lunched with Jack Benny (she paid, she would quip about the famous penny pincher), skied with French World Cup alpine skier Jean-Claude Killy and golfed with Arnold Palmer — all in pursuit of a good story.

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SOURCE: http://tucson.com

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