Sally Brady, 88, died peacefully in her sleep on Dec. 23, 2016, with her family by her side. She was born on Mar. 7, 1928, and spent her childhood in Westwood, Beverly Hills and the South Bay region of Los Angeles. She graduated from Los Angeles High School in 1946.
“Sally worked at CBS as a casting agent on shows such as “I Love Lucy” and “The Jack Benny Show,” and loved bumping into Frank Sinatra in the hallways,” a loved one wrote to The Malibu Times.
She met her husband, John Thomas “Jack” Brady, at CBS and they were married on Sept. 25, 1954. They purchased property on the beach in northern Malibu in the early ‘60s where they built a home and raised their family. The two were married for close to 50 years.
“They loved adventure and traveled the world,” a loved one wrote. “Their favorite vacation destinations included Europe, Fiji, Thailand, Kauai, Mexico, and locally, Yosemite National Park.”
Brady was predeceased by her father, Frank Bull, mother, Ruth Coultas Bull, husband, John T. Brady, and sister, Pat Lynch. She is survived by her children John F. Brady (Kim), Patricia Brady Wallace, Michael Brady (Kimberly) and Kevin Brady (Caroline); grandchildren David, Katie, Sally, Jackie, Camille, Megan, Zack, Jax and Emerson; and great-grandchildren Lillian and Robert.
“Sally was a prominent Malibu mother, always eager to get involved in school, sporting and social events,” a loved one wrote. “She loved to entertain and had an open door policy, welcoming family and friends of all ages. She was famous for her gourmet cooking, holiday gatherings and the spontaneous hosting of any event.
“She woke up with a smile and loved to listen to music, sing and dance,” the loved one continued. “Her favorite thing in life was a day on the beach with Jack, strolling, swimming and just simply relaxing. Sally will always be remembered for her natural beauty, presence and enthusiastic approach on life.”
A celebration of life memorial luncheon will be held on Saturday, Mar. 11, at 12 p.m. at Casa Escobar, 22969 Pacific Coast Highway.