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Peggy Stevenson dies at 90; councilwoman helped revitalize Hollywood
Peggy Stevenson dies at 90; councilwoman helped revitalize Hollywood

Peggy Stevenson, who spent 10 years on the Los Angeles City Council beginning in 1975, representing Hollywood and other areas, died Oct. 16 at an assisted-living facility in Fountain Valley. She was 90. The cause was heart failure, said her son, Bruce. Her death was not widely publicized at the time. Stevenson, who worked toward the revitalization of Hollywood, had not held public office before winning a special election to the council seat that had been held by her late husband, Robert Stevenson. She knew she had won in large part because of name recognition. Two years later, she ran for reelection on her own record. "The first time I ran, they thought I was just a little...

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