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Linda Corley Mangelsdorf Beech
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Birth: Apr. 3, 1925
Honolulu
Honolulu County
Hawaii, USA
Death: Jan. 5, 2012
Honokaa
Hawaii County
Hawaii, USA

Linda was a star for 78 weeks in Japan in the late 1950's. Fluent in Japanese, she was the lead actress in a sit-com, "Blue Eyes Tokyo Diary", which chronicled the lives of an American couple trying to fit in. Japanese fans would mob her chanting "Linda-san"

During the U.S. occupation of Japan following Japan's surrender during WWII, Linda worked as a secretary in General Douglas MacArthur's headquarters. While in Japan, she met and married journalist Keyes Beech. (Keyes Beech later won the Pulitzer Prize in 1951 for his coverage of the Korean War.)

Linda owned and rented out her renowned Tree House, located on her property in Waipio Valley, near Honokaa, Hawaii.

Her elder son, William Keyes "Kimo" Beech, predeceased her in 1986. Her younger son, Barnaby Carden "Paki" Beech, survives.

After the end of the Korean War, she returned to Hawaii and earned a doctorate in psychology.

Linda married Keyes Beech on June 15, 1951, in Fairfield, Connecticut; they were married by Rev. Henry P. Judd of Honolulu, Hawaii. Linda and Keyes were divorced on January 11, 1969.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Albert John Mangelsdorf (1896 - 1989)
  Celeste Belle Ellis Mangelsdorf (1897 - 1983)
 
 Spouse:
  Keyes Beech (1913 - 1990)
 
 Children:
  William Keyes Beech (1952 - 1986)*
 
 Sibling:
  John Ellis Mangelsdorf (1912 - 2001)*
  Linda Corley Mangelsdorf Beech (1925 - 2012)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Cremated, Ashes scattered.
Specifically: Ashes scattered at her Waipio Valley Beech family home.
 
Created by: Gina (Ward) Guilfoyle
Record added: Jan 22, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 83848007
Linda Corley <i>Mangelsdorf</i> Beech
Added by: Gina (Ward) Guilfoyle
 
Linda Corley <i>Mangelsdorf</i> Beech
Added by: Gina (Ward) Guilfoyle
 
Linda Corley <i>Mangelsdorf</i> Beech
Added by: Gina (Ward) Guilfoyle
 
 
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Tu-tu Linda Beech was an extraordinary women I met her in 2003 on a exploration in waipio valley, her words of wisdom touched my life and Tu-tu will always be in my heart forever. Love always your moapuna,Momo
- Mo Fry
 Added: May. 21, 2012
For Linda.
- Gina (Ward) Guilfoyle
 Added: Apr. 12, 2012
In loving memory of my dear cousin.
- Helen Irene "Rene" Mangelsdorf Holland
 Added: Feb. 28, 2012
 
 
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