Local 706 - The Artisan

Spring 2018

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68 • THE ARTISAN SPRING 2018 EXTENDED FAMILY NEWS In Memoriam her friends when they had smaller budget productions showed her true loyalty and camaraderie. Sandi Rowden received an Emmy nomination for her work on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine in 1999. She was genuinely a true team player and a friend when you needed one. Sandi also loved her union, and served from 2003 to 2011 as the Local 706 Recording Secretary. As her health began to fail, it became increasingly difficult for her to fulfill her duties and she resigned from the position in 2011. She honorably withdrew from membership to concentrate on her challenges. She courageously fought the ravages of cancer for several years, but it never took her humor. She wrote that "If anything, it has taught me to laugh more … the joke's on cancer huh??? ... that's right." Throughout it all, her dearest friend for so many years, make- up artist Greg Nelson, was at her side. Their steadfast devotion to each other was truly inspiring, even to the very end. He was her champion, her caretaker, her light. Eventually, Sandi had to go into hospice at her brother's home in Riverside. She gently passed on April 6, 2018. Sandi Rowden is survived by her brother Glen Rowden, and of course, her beloved Greg. Cleveland Ryan (1941-2018) Theatrical Pink Contract Hair Stylist Creative hair stylist Cleve Ryan was originally a Local 798 member working on Broadway theatrical productions Beauty and the Beast and became a Pink Contract touring member, joining Local 706 in 2000. His talent with wigs made him in-demand with the touring companies of Titanic, Hello, Dolly!, City of Angels, High Fidelity, The Will Rogers Follies, Crazy for You, Dreamgirls and numerous others. On the road for so many years, he did work with a number of Local 706 members on Sunset Boulevard at the Shubert Theater, starring Glenn Close. When the run was completed, he again went back out on the road with another touring company. Cleveland remained an active member until 2008 when he retired and moved to Maryland. He is survived by his sister Diane Ryan. Maurice Stein (1934-2018) Journeyman Make-up Artist Over his 60-year career, Maurice's make-up artistry touched the faces of some of the brightest stars of film, television and commercials—even three U.S. presidents. He worked on more than 200 films (including the original Planet of the Apes) and television shows (The Golden Girls, Land of the Lost, Soap) and had more than 4,000 commercials to his credit. Stein was the first make-up artist inducted to the California Cosmetology Association Hall of Fame and included in the National Cosmetology Association Hall of Renown. Through the American Cancer Society and through the assist- ed help of the National Cosmetology Association, Stein became one of the first make-up professionals to provide his corrective make-up techniques and educational services to the national "Look Good, Feel Better Program." Stein worked with cancer patients at City of Hope and burn survivors at The Phoenix Society, five children's burn units in Shriners Hospitals, the Johns Hopkins Burn Rehabilitation Center and the Grossman Burn Centers. He served two terms as Local 706 Vice President, was involved with the "Deb Star Ball" and the annual picnic, served many years on the Local 706 Welfare Committee, and has been a generous educator in numerous classes for 706 members. He opened the doors of "Cinema Secrets" late in 1984 and cre- ated his own make-up line. Maurice brought his family into the business with the help and encouragement of his wife Barbara and his children Michael, Danny and Debra. His Burbank store combined a make-up training school, full-service salon, special effects make-up and prosthetic studio, theatrical costume shop and beauty supply emporium. His Woochie line of affordable make-up effects became synonymous with Halloween, and his Cinema Secrets Brush Cleaner is still the standard for the industry. He was invited to speak and teach seminars in not only the United States, but around the world. Maurice's kindness and generosity will be remembered by all. Whether he was transporting Santa Claus to Local 706 members who were physically disabled and shut in, or provid- ing a gift basket for charity, he was always there to help. He taught make-up artistry, mentored many, changed the lives of those who had been scarred or burned, and served on the Board of Directors of several national charities. In failing health, Maurice was able to see many of his dear friends at a surprise gathering at Cinema Secrets. Friends let him know how much he was loved and appreciated. He took lots of photos with everyone and the joy and love filled the room. Soon afterward, he went into hospice at his home, but he was able to periodically use FaceTime with friends, listen to messages and send his love. Maurice Stein is survived by his adoring wife Barbara and their beloved children Michael, Danny and Debra.

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