Tuesday, November 25, 2008
BEVERLY GARLAND - STAR OF THE SAN FERNANDO VALLEY
Beverly Garland - Archives of The Museum of the San Fernando Valley
One of the most successful hotel complexes in the San Fernando Valley is the Beverly Garland Holiday Inn and Conference Center in North Hollywood. The hotel was built for his wife Beverly Garland by Los Angeles businessman Filmore Crank, who died in 1999. The Garlands had been married for 39 years.
After Filmore's demise, Beverly shared her important acting career with the advencement of the Mission-style hotel. The complex stands on lands once owned by the great cowboy actor and businessman Gene Autry.
Beverly Garland is one of America's most successful professional firm and television actresses. She was born in 1926 in Northern California but spent her most productive years as a performer in Los Angeles. Beverly is perhaps best known as Fred MacMurray's television second wife in the situation comedy My Three Wives.
Usually playing strong and assertive women, Beverly Garland is a role model for women who seek to bridge theatrical roles of girls to young women to older matrons. Well deserving of her star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame, Beverly Garland worked to make the Valley a better place in which to live and work.
The Beverly Garland Hotel is located on Vineland Avenue between Ventura Blvd and Moorpark Street in North Hollywood.
The San Fernando Valley, in the Heart of the Creative Center of the World, deserves a great Museum of history and culture