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Beverly Barnes Fix


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Beverly Barnes Fix Obituary
September 10, 1918 - February 22, 2017 Beverly Barnes Fix, broadcaster, writer, actress, and teacher, passed away on February 22, 2017. She was born September 10, 1919, to Lela Boyce Barnes and Bert W. Barnes. After graduating as valedictorian from high school in Colman, South Dakota, Beverly Barnes entered the State University of Iowa (SUI, now the University of Iowa) in 1937. There, she majored in Speech and Theater Arts, graduating with a BA in 1941. Beverly Barnes Fix worked at CBS as a writer, producer, actress and hostess. She was the creator, writer, and hostess of "CBS Open House," a program devoted to her interviews of Hollywood celebrities, mainly radio and film stars. Along with writing and hosting "CBS Open House," Beverly Barnes Fix wrote, produced, and broadcast a daily segment of entertainment news. She also did voice work on such radio programs as "Lux Radio Theater" (hosted by Cecil B. DeMille), "The Bob Hope Show," "The Tony Martin Show," "The Mayor of the Town" (starring Lionel Barrymore and Agnes Moorehead), and "Dragnet," among others. Together, Beverly and Jay Fix had two daughters, Jamie Ann Fix and Julie Ann Fix (now Bratspis). Beverly then left entertainment to become a public school teacher for 35 years before retirement. She is survived by her daughter Julie Ann Bratspis; granddaughter Emily Liebenberg (Chris Liebenberg); grandson Andrew Bratspis (Erin Bratspis); and five great-grandchildren: Jackson (5), Bryce (5), Laila (3), Brett (2), and Landon (1). Beverly's family have organized a memorial service to be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, March 18 at First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood (1760 North Gower Street, Los Angeles) with a reception to follow at the church. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to one of the following in Beverly's Honor: First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood, University of Iowa Theatre Department, or Strive-la.org.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Mar. 11 to Mar. 13, 2017
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