Longtime Culver City Resident Winslow Passes Away


September 8, 2022

Dana Winslow was a soprano who was first an entertainer. For many years she toured throughout the West Coast with the late baritone Phil Harvey performing vignettes from musical comedies, operatic arias, and medleys arranged by the late John Rarig, their accompanist. Her first love was opera, having sung the title roles of “Tosca”, “Aida”, and “Madame Butterfly”. Other roles included the Countess in “Marriage of Figaro”, and the mother in “Amahl and the Night Visitors”, and Lady Bellow in “Albert Herring”. She could also be heard singing “God Bless America” on the Fourth of July at the Culver City High School Fireworks show. In Community Theater she played the title role of Dolly Levi in “Hello Dolly”. Thorough out her singing career, it was her favorite role of all.

She attended Colorado College as music major, UCLA, the American Opera Lab, and UCLA Opera Workshop. She was featured with the Seattle Chorale and the “Music Under the Stars” company in Seattle, Washington and with the Opera Studio of Hollywood. She has performed as a member of the trio “The Treblemakers” singing music of the 40’s and was in the Culver City Civic Light Opera production of “Guys and Dolls”.

She and her late husband had been residents of Culver City for over 60 years. They made Culver City their home. They have two grown children Ned and Lacey. Ned is married to Leanne and they have four children.

Dana Dodd Winslow passed away on Aug 26th 2022 at the age of 97. She was a long time member of the Culver City Woman’s Club and Culver Palms United Methodist Church where she was a soloist. /There will be a Memorial Service at Culver Palms United Methodist Church on Saturday 9/10 at 1:30pm. In lieu of flowers please donate to the Culver City Woman’s Club for the Penny Pines Reforestation Program.


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