Leslie McCarthy Frankenheimer

October 2, 1948January 22, 2013
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Leslie Frankenheimer was a set decorator and four-time Primetime Emmy Award winner: for Carnivale (HB0), James Dean (TNT), Buddy Faro (CBS) and Max Headroom (ABC). Before transitioning to television, she worked on films with such luminaries as Ridley Scott, Francis Ford Coppola and John Landis. She attended UCLA, New York School of Interior Design and Art Center College of Design, majoring in space design. Prior to becoming a set decorator, she worked for A.C. Martin and Assoc. and Morganelli-Hume and Assoc., both architectural engineering firms. Frankenheimer has served on the Peer Group Executive Committee for Art Directors/Set Decorators, the Set Decorators Society of America and as co-chair of the Community Outreach Committee. She also served on the executive board for IATSE Local 44 representing the set decorators. A fourth-generation Los Angeleno, she and her husband, John Frankenheimer, an entertainment lawyer and co-chair of Loeb & Loeb LLC, have two wonderful adult children, Erin and Sean, both of whom are working in the entertainment industry.

Visitation & Rosary on Saturday Jan 26th from 4:00 to 7:00 pm. (Rosary @ 6:00) Memorial service Sunday Jan 27th @ 4:00 pm.

Both services will be at: Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorail 1218 Glendon Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90024

if you would like to make a donation in Leslie’s name, please send your donation to: City of Hope Memorial: Leslie Frankenheimer (HCT/Dr. Stephen Forman) 1055 Wilshire Blvd., 11th Floor Los Angeles, CA 90017 Attention: Britta Bucholz

Arrangements under the direction of Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memoria, Los Angeles, CA.


  • Visitation / Rosary Saturday, January 26, 2013
  • Memorial Service Sunday, January 27, 2013

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February 26, 2013

So sorry for your loss I hope you can find a measure of comfort in prayer and in the scriptures like John6:40.

A Family

February 9, 2013

May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us ?comfort YOUR hearts and make YOU firm during this most difficult time.

January 31, 2013

As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.


January 28, 2013

May the God of all comfort strengthen the family and friends of Leslie Frankenheimer during this difficult time. God promise in His Inspired Word, The Holy Scriptures, that one day soon "No resident will say:'I am sick.'" - Isaiah 33.24

Karl Stein

January 27, 2013

Leslie was a kind,loving,giving,energetic, modest person,always willing to help a friend, a real cheer-leader. If you knew her, you loved her. With her passing, we must honor the privilege of knowing her and continue her beautiful spirit. My condolences to the family and friends.

January 27, 2013

My love and condolences to the entire Frankenheimer and McCarthy families. Leslie was a treasure we lost way too soon. Her laughter fills our hearts.
Cousin Howard

January 27, 2013

So sorry to hear of Leslie's passing she was a wonderful lady and always had a smile on her face. My condolences to her family. Blessings and love to you all at this time. May God Bless you all today and always.
Elissa Woods(Los Angeles, CA.)

Zoe Bannon

January 25, 2013

You will be missed Leslie. You are one of the most amazing woman I ever met. I will cherish forever the letter you wrote to our baby girl Nola. I hope you can find her up there and wrap your arms around her for us and show her how to be an amazing women.

Vince Bannon

January 25, 2013

I'm am so sad to hear about Leslie - what a great amazing lady - she was a an awesome parent, wife and all around perfect human being. Sending love to john and family!!!