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Memorial Service: Isabelle Daskoff

Isabelle Daskoff Samuels, with principal cellist of the New York Philharmonic, Laszlo Varga, February 4, 2009. (Photo by J. Kessler)

Life Member. Violin
6/4/1922 – 7/20/2017

Isabelle Daskoff was born in Illinois, but moved to Los Angeles when she was a child. (Her mother hoped that Isabelle and her sister, Bernardine, would become child movie stars.)

After graduation from UCLA, Isabelle moved back east, where she married Ralph Samuels, a noted photographer from Manchester, England. She was a longtime member of the New York City Opera Orchestra.

Relocating to Los Angeles in the early ’70s, Isabelle was active in the orchestras of the recording, motion picture and television industries, and in symphonic concerts. For many years, until her retirement, she was a member of the orchestra of The Simpsons.

Services for Isabelle will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 28, 2017, at Hillside Memorial Park, 6001 W. Centinela Ave. Los Angeles CA 90045.