KCET Co-Founder, Shirley Baskin Familian, dies at 101

Shirley Baskin Familian is a public television pioneer, multimedia artist, philanthropist, and businesswoman who helped establish Baskin-Robbins Ice Cream.

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Co-Founder of KCET Shirley Baskin Familian Passes Away at 101

According to her family, Shirley Baskin Familian, a pioneer of public television and a multidisciplinary artist, philanthropist, and businesswoman who helped develop Baskin-Robbins Ice Cream, passed away quietly on the evening of October 13 with her children by her side. Her age was 101. Since KCET’s inception in 1964, Familian has been actively involved in it.

The channel produced the iconic series Cosmos: A Personal Voyage with Carl Sagan during her seven decades on the board. It also produced or presented The Cousteau Odyssey and American Family for PBS. The Emmy-winning American Playhouse was produced by one of the groups of stations.

The KCET lot also produced Huell Howser’s folkloric California’s Gold up to Howser’s passing in 2013. The KCET Women’s Council recognized Familian in 2011 at the group’s Star Luncheon annual fundraising event.

Shirley Baskin Familian Age, Family, Early Life

Shirley Baskin was 101 years old at the age of her death. She holds British nationality and she belongs to the white ethnicity. Her actual birth date and Zodiac sign are unknown.

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On Shirley Baskin Familian’s parents, there is currently no information known.

Shirley Baskin Familian Husband, What about her Relationship?

Shirley Baskin Relative During her college years, she met her first husband, Burton Baskin, and began working alongside him. After Burton served four years in the Navy, the couple married and relocated to Southern California.

Shirley then married Aaron Goldfarb, who died after only a year of marriage. She married businessman Isadore Familian at the age of 60. Isadore Familian passed away after 20 years. Her children, Edie Baskin Bronson, Richard Baskin, and Richard “Skip” Bronson, survive her.

Shirley Baskin Familian Career, What was her profession?

Shirley Baskin Familian is the founder of Kcet, a public television station. Irv Robbins, Baskin Familian’s brother, co-founded the ice cream brand Baskin-Robbins with Burton Baskin. Before growing, the company began as a single shop in Glendale, California. Baskin Familian collaborated on the creation of Baskin-Robbins with her husband and brother. Baskin Familian continued to create art throughout her life, finishing her most current piece when she was 100 years old. Her solo exhibitions have been shown at the Los Angeles Crafts Museum, the Indianapolis Children’s Museum, and the National Museum of Women in the Arts.

How much is Shirley Baskin Familian Net Worth?

However, we don’t have any specific information about Shirley Baskin Familian’s net worth.

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Which school and college did She go to?

Shirley Baskin Familian studied art and design at the University of Washington, where she was president of the Associated Women Students.

Is She available on any kind of social media platform?

Baskin Familian appears unavailable on social media, including Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

Physical Appearance of Shirley Baskin Familian’s Height, Weight

HeightNot Available
Hair ColorBlonde and white
Eye colorBluish
WeightNot Available
Body typeFit
Sexual orientationStraight

Interesting facts about Shirley Baskin Familian’s should be knows

Zodiac signNot Available
Relationship StatusMarried