February 13, 1932 - June 5, 2013
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Dolores Maria Greer, a Los Angeles resident since 1953, passed away peacefully at home on June 5, 2013 at the age of "29," as she would prefer we say. Dolores was born in Saint Claire Shores, Michigan on February 13, 1932 where she would later reign as Miss Michigan in 1951 and go on to be finalist in the Miss America Pageant that year.
Her successful pageant run led Dolores to a professional modeling and dance career in New York City, followed by a move to Los Angeles. She married director/producer Donn Greer, brother of film actress Jane Greer. Her International high fashion run spanned over 30 years. She worked with such notable designers as Rudi Gernreich, William Travilla, Edith Head, Hubert Latimer/Dior, among many others. Her image ran in Life Magazine, and all major International fashion publications including Vogue and Harper's Bazaar. During that time, Dolores juggled her thriving modeling career with raising three children.
Dolores is survived by her husband Donn Greer, her partner George Pappas, son Donn Jr., daughters Robin and Liza, four grandchildren, Haley, Yessenia, Anthony and Jason. She is also survived by her three sister's Ina, Betty and Anita and several nieces and nephews.
A celebration of her life will be held on Sunday July 28 at 4 p.m. at the home of Barry Peele at 10040 Reevesbury Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210. If you wish to attend, please contact Greer527@aol.com
Published in the Los Angeles Times on July 14, 2013