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Bess Rosenberg

Grace Hayes, left, and Bess Rosenberg, right, at a Christmas event in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Bess H. Rosenberg (1912-1999) was a pianist and a community activist in Las Vegas, Nevada. Rosenberg moved to Las Vegas in 1942, where she played piano in the lounges of the Last Frontier and Flamingo hotels. She volunteered with many local charitable organizations that provided healthcare and services for children, such as the Red Cross, Hadassah, Star Auxiliary, Nevada Animal Society, and St. Jude's Women's Auxiliary. Rosenberg received numerous awards, including the Variety Heart Award in 1980, and the Clark County Philanthropic Mother of the Year award in 1990.

Sources:

Rosenberg, Bess. Interview, 1975 November 18. Transcript. OH-01599. Oral History Research Center, Special Collections, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.

"Musician, community activist Rosenberg dies." Las Vegas Sun, January 22, 1999. Accessed November 20, 2015. http://lasvegassun.com/news/1999/jan/22/musician-community-activist-rose....

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