Eudice Shapiro led a most interesting life. She was the first woman to be a concertmaster with a Hollywood studio orchestra, simultaneously holding that position at both RKO and Paramount. She played in studio orchestras for over two decades.
She had taught at USC's Thornton School of Music since 1956 and was still teaching earlier this year. Her 50th anniversary with the university was celebrated a year ago this month.
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