She helped bring music to the CA Southland

The USC School of Music bears her name. Among her many activities, she was a member of the LA Opera board and helped establish its young artist program.
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May 8, 2010
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Flora Thornton, L.A. philanthropist and arts patron, dies at 96


By Dennis McLellan, Los Angeles Times


Flora Thornton, L.A. philanthropist and arts patron, dies at 96

Flora Laney Thornton, a longtime Los Angeles philanthropist...other things, she established the Flora Laney Thornton Professorship in Nutrition and the Flora L. Thornton Endowment for the Opera...


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