Sunday, July 5, 2009

RIP Beth Kosik

Elizabeth A. Belsito Oct. 24, 1904–June 24, 2009 Beth Belsito passed away peacefully in her Saratoga home on June 24, 2009 at the age of 104. She was the eldest of 6 children and grew up in Southern California. In the mid 1920's Beth was an actress who appeared in several silent pictures. Two of Beth's most memorable pictures were "Right of the Strongest" and "Covered Wagon." Beth was routinely referred to as the "Hungarian Mary Pickford" during the 1920's. After retiring from acting, she became the personal secretary for Norma Shearer at MGM. It was here that she met her future husband, Joseph Belsito whom she married in 1935. After World War II, Joe worked as a contractor, and Beth began a long successful career in real estate development. In the 1960's, they moved to Saratoga. Joe passed away in 1980, and Beth continued to manage their real estate holdings into her 90's. Beth was a strong advocate of education. In fact, she attended classes at West Valley College in her seventies. Until recently, Beth attended the Saratoga Senior Center regularly. All who knew Beth will remember her gentle spirit and beautiful smile. She is survived by her three nephews: Kenneth (Peggy) Kosik, John (Donna) Berges, and Steve Triplett; three grand-nephews Timothy and Michael Kosik and John M. Berges; two grand-nieces Carissa (Shawn) Leeser and Larissa (Robert) Wasson; two great-nieces Mackenzie Leeser and Tayler Wasson; and two great-nephews Tyler Leeser and Landen Wasson. Local Arrangements by Darling Fischer. (San Jose Mercury News)

KOSIK, Beth real name BELSITO, Elisabeth A. "Beth" Kosik
Born: 10/24/1904, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
Died: 6/24/2009, Saratoga, Florida, U.S.A.

Beth Kosik's western - actress:
The Covered Wagon - 1923

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