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Elizabeth Baur Springer


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Elizabeth Baur Springer Obituary
December 11, 1947 - September 30, 2017 Elizabeth Baur Springer died at her home in Los Angeles on September 30, 2017, following a lengthy illness. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Elizabeth was a fifth generation Angeleno and a member of the Amestoy/Gless family, one of California's founding families. She graduated from Immaculate Heart High School in Los Angeles and went on to become an actress, wife and mother. She began her career as a contract player at Twentieth Century Fox, then moved to Universal where she continued her television work until departing the industry to raise her daughter. As an actress, she is best known (as Elizabeth Baur) for her long-running roles as Officer Fran Belding on "Ironside" (1971-1975) and Teresa O'Brien on the Western series "Lancer" (1968-1970). Elizabeth married her first husband, Dr. Eugene Worton (deceased), in 1976 and then had her daughter, Lesley, in 1979. After her divorce from Dr. Worton, she married her lifelong best friend, Steven Springer, in 1989. She will be immensely missed by her family and friends and will be remembered by all, whose lives she has touched, as a truly loving, gracious and elegant lady. Preceded in death by her parents, John "Jack" and Juanita Baur, she leaves behind her beloved her husband of 30 years, Steven Springer; daughter, Lesley Worton; stepsons, Michael Springer (Rachael) and Gregory Springer; first cousins, Sharon Gless (Barney Rosenzweig), Michael Gless (Kathy) and Aric Gless (Anita); cousins, Bridget Gless Keller (Paul), Kevin Gless, Brian Gless (Miranda), Patrick Gless (Angela) and Gregory Gless. A memorial mass will be held Friday, October 20, 2017 at 11:00 am at St. Timothy's Catholic Church, 10479 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles. The family strongly requests "no flowers, please" and, in lieu, suggests donations to Sister Servants of Mary, 2131 West 27th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90018, the charity of which she was a longtime supporter.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Oct. 14 to Oct. 16, 2017
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