Paul F. Brinkman Sr.
Brinkman, Sr., Paul F. Born April 10, 1918 in San Francisco, California. Passed away Oct. 1, 2003 on his ranch in Santa Barbara.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Jeanne Crain Brinkman and his children Paul Brinkman, Jr. (Marsha), Timothy Brinkman (Marylou), Jeanine Hemard (Tato), Lisabette Binstock (Jamie), Maria Griffith (Larry) and grandchildren Erin, Lynne, Paul III, Cameron, Brett, Jeffrey, Andrew, Alex and Tessa. He is also survived by his brother Peter A. Brinkman and his wife Ann of Lake Tahoe and dear friends Ellen Harte and Carl and Ellie Neuman. His sons Michael and Christopher predeceased him. He graduated from Lowell High School and attended UC Berkeley. He was a member of the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity. During WWII he enrolled in the V-12 Navy Program. After the war, Hal Wallis put him under contract at Warner Bros. Studios as a contract player (Paul Brooks) and a double for Errol Flynn. In 1945 he married actress Jeanne Crain and together they had seven children. He was an avid sailor and sportsman and a member of the Santa Barbara Yacht Club, Vikings, Beverly Club and Santa Monica Mounted Police. He was also past President of the Southern California Safari Club. A Rosary will be held on Sunday evening and a funeral Mass will be held on Monday, October 6, 2003 at 11:00 a.m. at the Santa Barbara Mission with a celebration of life reception immediately following at the Santa Barbara Yacht Club. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Santa Barbara.
Published by Los Angeles Times on Oct. 5, 2003.
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Paul Brinkman was a tough and eccentric man who I knew in my youth when we would ride roundup on Rancho Salsipuedes with his foreman, Jon Jessup (God rest his soul) my father's cousin. I remember seeing his red Lamborghini in the dusty garage of his secluded mansion of hidden passages off Calle Real. Thanks for the memories. Paul was a good 'ole boy from a bygone era. God rest his precious soul in eternity. Amen.
Karin Hauenstein
October 23, 2020
Dear Jeanne & family: We have known you and Paul for many years. We just learned of Paul's death from Irv Cooper. Roger recalls setting up Paul's purchase of the Salsipuedes and Gaviota properties. We wish you all the best. Roger & Connie Bartosh
Connie & Roger Bartosh
October 7, 2003
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