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Regina "Jean" Levander (October 19, 1896 - March 11, 1970[1]), also credited as R.L. was a Golden Age comic book artist between at least 1943 and 1946. She drew the "Glory Forbes" feature for Rangers Comics and inked other books published by Fiction House. She also worked for Holyoke Publishing.

Levander was born in Krakow, Poland (at the time part of Austria-Hungary) to Joseph and Ernestine (Sagov) Schoenberg.[2] In either 1906 or 1908, her family (including younger brothers Fred and Maurice) emigrated to New York.[3] In 1918 she became a naturalized citizen, and on June 1, 1919, she married Frank Levander, himself an immigrant from Russian Poland.[2] They had one daughter, Rena, in 1921.[4] The 1930 US Census indicates that both Regina and Frank spoke Yiddish, suggesting they were Jewish.

At some point before 1940, she and her husband divorced.[1][5]

She died in Wilmington, Ohio on March 11, 1970[1] and is buried in Rapid City, South Dakota. Her grandson, James Van Nuys, is a landscape painter.

SourcesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Regina Levander", Ohio Death Index, 1908-1932, 1938-1944, and 1958-2007. FamilySearch database. Accessed 15 Sept 2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Frank Levander and Regenia Schomberg, 01 Jun 1919", New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1940. FamilySearch database. Accessed 15 Sept 2017.
  3. "Regina Schoenberg", United States Census, 1910. FamilySearch database (with images). Accessed 15 Sept 2017.
  4. Rena Van Nuys obituary
  5. "Frank Levander", United States Census, 1940. FamilySearch database (with images). Accessed 15 Sept 2017.
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