Lenore Jensen; Actress, Ham Radio Operator
Lenore Kingston Jensen, 79, veteran radio, film and television actress and accomplished ham radio operator. A native of Los Angeles, Mrs. Jensen began her career as a child actress in vaudeville, moved on to such network radio dramas as “Don Winslow of the Navy” and “Against the Storm,” and later acted on popular television series, including “Ironside,” “Beverly Hillbillies,” “Father Knows Best,” “Love American Style” and “The Donna Reed Show.” In the early 1960s, she had a continuing role as Mrs. Weeks on the daytime soap opera “General Hospital.” Mrs. Jensen was recognized in a “This Is Your Life” television episode for her ham radio work during World War II; she helped servicemen overseas communicate with friends and family at home. Known by her call sign W6NAZ, she continued to provide emergency communications throughout her life. Mrs. Jensen, known professionally as Lenore Kingston, was vice president of Pacific Pioneer Broadcasters. On Wednesday in Van Nuys of cancer.