It is with the deepest of sadness that I write that Jay Smith, HHS class of 1981, passed away in June, 2021 from complications due to an aggressive form of ALS ("Lou Gehrig's disease"). Jay was in excellent physical and mental health before the diagnosis in 2020; my understanding is that ALS arises from a genetic mutation for which medical research currently has no explanation.
Jay was a devoted spouse for 30 years, father to two wonderful children (Corinna and Andre), an athlete,…Continue
At Bancroft Junior High and Hollywood High, this Hollywood native was known by her birth name: Marjorie Celeste Belcher. Later, Marge Champion was well-known in the world of dance.
Here's her obituary from The Hollywood Reporter.
She partnered with her husband,…Continue
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I'm scanning this face page and trying to find information about an Alumni day. Is there going to be one this year and if so, what's the dates? One class has its reunion already posted. It would seem logical to plan class events around the general alumni meeting time. Does this mean there is no plan for a general gathering of all classes for 2017?
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Marcel Ophuls…Hollywood High School Alumnus…Oscar Winner
I always knew there were a lot of talented people who had attended my alma mater Hollywood High School in California, but I had no knowledge of the Academy Award winner Marcel Ophuls until recently. He won the Oscar for his documentary film “Hotel Terminus: The Life and Times of Klaus Barbie” in 1988. The movie also received the International Critics Prize at the Cannes Film Festival that same year. His father was Max…Continue
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Marcel Ophuls attended Hollywood High during World War 2, but was drafted for the army when he was 18 in 1946. Upon his discharge from the military he attended U.C. Berkeley. Then in 1950 Marcel and his family returned to Paris where he worked on films with John Huston and François Truffaut honing his craft. His career moved him into television although he…Continue
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Dear Fellow Sheiks,
Like all Sheiks, I am saddened by our loss of Dick Rippey. He was an extraordinary
human being and even better mentor. I remember him as a rookie coach at LeConte
under Coach Hills. He was always to the point and as Coach Hills would say "He
took care of his own disciplinary problems!" Unfortunately those of us from S'66
didn't get to experience…Continue
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It is with a heavy heart that I echo the news with fellow HHS alum - that Coach Dick Rippey passed away last evening, and had been at home, being cared for by hospice. He was a graduate of Hollywood High, as was his late wife Alice.
"Uncle Dick" as some of us came to know him - embodied what it meant to come from a school like Hollywood, and always strived to set the example of Achieving the Honorable. I know I speak for many of my classmates and…Continue
The obituary for Charles Salmore is in the Sunday, Los Angeles Times, April 10, 2016 and can be viewed and commented upon at:Continue
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Honored feature films by 1970 UCLA MFA Alan Gorg
FilmTrax Award at the International Festival of Music in Film
Blues Hall of Fame Sam Taylor—
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WINTER 1966 COMMENCEMENTLIST NEEDED FOR THE 50TH 1966 REUNION! ANYONE WHO HAS THE LIST, PLEASE MAIL IT TO:
LANKERSHIM BLVD F-301
NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA 91601
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FYI everybody, they sell old yearbooks at the Student Store.
I just bought a 1975 year book for our upcoming reunion. It cost $50, cash only. They also had 1976, 1977, and many others. It felt great to go back, walk around campus, and tell my husband a lot of good memories.
Hope for a good turn out at he reunion in October. I am surprised at the low registration so far.
I started searching the obvious reunion.com but couldn't find our school listed there, so I did…Continue
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