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2.14.20 Issue

Robert E. Bramson passed away peacefully on Jan. 24 at age 98 at his home in Beverly Hills, California.

He was preceded in death by Beverly, his college sweetheart and beloved wife of 59 years and his brother, Alan.

He is survived by his four children, daughter and son-in-law, Bobbe Bramson Goodman and Martin Goodman, son, David, and sons and daughters-in-law, Danny and Julee, Tom and Stephanie; grandchildren: Gregory, Stephanie and Grant Jones, Joshua, Jesse and Nicole.

Robert was born in Omaha to Jack and Freda Bramson. He attended Omaha Central HS where he was a basketball and tennis star, as well as sports editor of the school paper. Bob played varsity basketball at the University of Nebraska and was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. A commissioned officer in WWII he lead his platoon as a paratrooper and pathfinder in the 82nd Airborne. He was badly wounded by enemy fire in the Battle of the Bulge, and was awarded two purple hearts, a bronze star and combat infantryman’s badge. Following a one year hospitalization for his wounds, as a 1st Lt, he returned to NU Law School where he earned his law degree. Rather than practice law, he became an FBI agent working in New York City. He left the Bureau to start his long career with MCA initially as an attorney in their NY office and then Chicago to work in their television distribution division. He transferred to LA when the company acquired Universal Studios and became President of MCA’s International Television Division. After retiring from MCA he consulted for MGM and bought a second home at Ironwood Country Club in Palm Desert. Bob and Beverly loved living there, playing golf and tennis and enjoyed a very active social life. In later years he pursued his passions for tennis, playing into his 90s at the Beverly Hills Tennis Club and for voracious reading.