In memory of
Lovey Greenberg It is with sadness that our family announces the passing of Lovey Greenberg, a former resident of Rancho Mirage, CA. and Highland Park, IL. She was at home with her daughter and son, Cara and Corky Durschlag, in Spring Hill, FL. She is survived by 3 children, 2 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. At the age of 16, Lovey moved to Chicago from Brooklyn to live with her aunt and uncle. She had been accepted into an undergraduate program at Northwestern University. On her second day of class, Lovey met a very bright girl with a great sense of humor who like herself was very far from home. The two students immediately became best friends, a friendship that endured 76 years! That "girl" was Bea Levi, a long-time resident of Rancho Mirage, CA., and Chicago, IL. In the 1960s, Lovey began a career under the professional name Lois Brooks. She modeled, narrated dramatic readings for radio programs, appeared in numerous television and radio commercials and made appearances on several Chicago based television shows. Lovey produced and moderated "The Den Mother's Workshop", a 6 week instructional syndicated TV series. The program drew tremendous mail response. Over 4,000 Den Mothers from around the country wrote to express their appreciation for the show. Lovey was presented an award for an "Outstanding Performance" from the Chicago Council of Boy Scouts of America. Lovey went on to moderate, write and co-produce two weekly teenage discussion television shows. "Our 2 Cents Worth" and "Kumzitz". Lovey would visit Chicago area high schools to interview students. Six students would be chosen to appear on her weekly show. The topics discussed by the teens were provocative, such as teenage sexuality, civil rights, and teenage/parent relationships. It was a unique format for teenagers to be heard. Lovey received two prestigious awards for the show: An Emmy from the Academy for Television Arts and Sciences and the McCall's Magazine Golden Mike Award for Outstanding Women in Broadcasting. Lovey was a pioneer. "Our 2 Cents Worth" was the first teenage discussion show in the country. In Hillary Clinton's biography, "Living History", she featured a picture of herself as a teen, participating on one of the broadcasts of "Our 2 Cents Worth". Hillary (Rodham) was one of the bright young students chosen from a Chicagoland high school, to appear on the show. Hillary sent Lovey an autographed copy of her book in which she wrote, "To Lovey Greenberg, who hosted my first television appearance, see what you started! With appreciation and best wishes. Hillary". After her television career, Lovey went back to Northwestern University to earn a Masters Degree in Communications: Radio, Television, and Film. She taught classes at Northeastern University in Chicago for a short period. More recently, Lovey moderated biweekly informal movie review classes held at Tamarisk Country Club in Rancho Mirage, CA. and at Briarwood Country Club in Deerfield, IL. Lovey did extensive research in preparation for these classes. They were very popular and well attended. She loved doing them. Lovey was a talented, accomplished, remarkable woman who was well ahead of her time. She will be missed.
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