The event beginning this afternoon at 4 p.m. on Maple Drive is private. In attendance alongside the late honoree’s children and grandchildren will be those who knew Ruth Kraft mainly as an avid tennis player who in recent years courageously battled cancer.

Before all those matches at the Beverly Hills Tennis Club and successful real estate investments made with late husband Gilman Kraft, who passed away in 1999, Ruth was a long-time LA publisher. From the obituary in Playbill:

In 1966, she moved to Los Angeles with her husband, a former owner of Playbill. Together, they began Performing Arts magazine, a publication similar to Playbill that served California theaters.

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