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Betty Warner Sheinbaum, an independent woman with a Hollywood pedigree, dies at 97

Betty Warner Sheinbaum, an independent woman with a Hollywood pedigree, dies at 97

She was an artist whose favorite president was FDR. She devoured books and newspapers and hosted events where people could discuss social causes and politics and raise money for their efforts. She hunted for the Ho Chi Minh trail and collected modern art. And she knew how to wield a blowtorch.

Betty Warner Sheinbaum, who died Sunday at 97 after a brief illness, was also part of the Warner family β€” as in Warner Bros. Pictures β€” but her independence from what could have been a predictable Hollywood-royalty story was, according to two of her children, what set her apart.

She lived her life at what her son called β€œthe junction of art and politics.”

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