Posted by Cathy Gowdy on Monday, September 05, 2016 at 13:14:17 :
Daily Independent Journal
Monday, 20 Jan 1975
Vaudeville Performer Mrs. Belle Campbell
A private funeral will be held for Belle Campbell, former vaudeville headliner who lived for many years in Sausalito.
Mrs. Campbell died Saturday in a local hospital after she suffered a broken hip and wrist in an accident at San Rafael retirement home where she had lived the past two years. She was 97.
Mrs. Campbell was one of the two “Tobin Sisters” who starred as musicians at the t urn of the century, performing throughout the United States and touring Australia. She later organized and led an all-woman orchestra that played in San Francisco restaurants.
She was born in San Francisco, and worked as a secretary there for many years before and after her stage career. She moved to Sausalito 23 years ago, where neighbors frequently joined her in Saturday night music sessions in which she strummed a strong banjo.
Mrs. Campbell was a life member of the American Federation of Musicians Local No. 353 of Long Beach.
She is survived by a daughter, Annabelle G. Hartz of San Rafael, a granddaughter and grandson and six great-grandchildren.
Inurnment will be in Cypress Lawn Columbarium, Colma.
A Death Notice in the same paper adds that she was the grandmother of Mrs. Lou Anna Goodale of San Rafael and Harold R. Hartz of Nevada.
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