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Bonnie Key passed away from complications from Parkinson's disease on Jan. 19 at the age of 85. Mrs. Key moved to Blue Ash, Ohio, to live with her son Jonathan Cohen and his wife Risa, after her husband, longtime Tredyffrin resident Ted Key, passed away in May 2008. She had married Mr. Key in 1987, three years after the death of Mr. Key's first wife, Anne, and eight years after the death of her first husband, Maury Cohen, who was a long-time friend of Mr. Key's. Mrs. Key was born Bonnie Jean Williams on April 9, 1927 in Nashville, Tenn., to Margaret (Watson) Williams and Linwood Williams. At the age of six, she moved to Van Nuys, Calif., to live with Irene Hoyt, a family friend. Her older brother, Linwood S. Williams, also lived at the Van Nuys residence. Mr. Williams, who was a radioman/gunner on a B-26 bomber during World War II, passed away in November 2007. During the late 1940s, Mrs. Key was a secretary and radio jingle singer - she was the Oxydol "Sparkle Girl" on the radio commercials for the detergent - at CBS Studios in Hollywood, Calif. There, she met Mr. Cohen, a producer, director and writer for radio and television, whom she married in 1950. She converted to Judaism in the early 1950s. In addition to her son, Jonathan, and daughter-in-law, Risa, Mrs. Key is survived by a son, Richard Cohen; three stepsons; three step grandchildren and two step great grandchildren. A memorial service is planned April 7th, in Cincinnati. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her name to National Parkinson's Disease Foundation. [cid:[email protected]]

Published in Main Line Media News on Feb. 20, 2013
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