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Reva Solomon

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Reva Solomon died peacefully on July 18, 2023, in Alexandria, Virginia. She was born on March 29, 1947, and grew up in northern Virginia not far from where she passed.

Her creative mind led her on her life’s journey. For more than forty years, her creating, writing, producing, and managing others in the entertainment industry, allowed her to bring to life the dream or idea that could be shared with others. From New York City to Atlanta, to Los Angeles, she touched television, film, theater, music, and events with stars known and others who were just emerging.

She loved the arts, loved people, and loved helping others. A lifelong learner, she enjoyed being a student as much as a teacher and coach. She was in the first graduating class of W.T. Woodson High School, Fairfax, VA and prior to that school opening, she had attended McLean High School.

Reva is a graduate of Radford University with a degree in education. Later, she earned her Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education at Georgia State University where she graduated magna cum laude with Departmental honors. While living in Los Angeles, Reva studied TV/Film Production at UCLA.

Her varied career began as a teacher at Lesley J. Steele Elementary School, Atlanta, Ga. She then shifted to the entertainment industry in Atlanta and later in Los Angeles where she was able to engage in TV, theater, music, and events. Her work with Merv Griffin and his production of the TV game shows Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy really got her noticed and she became sought after for her many talents and her management. She had a long-time business relationship with musician and composer Ron Abel helping him with all aspects of his business and creative endeavors. Highlights with Ron included work on the Broadway musical “Hazel”, shows at Boston Court Theatre, Pasadena, CA “Life on a Palette – Norman Rockwell” the musical, and at Birdland, NYC, NY – Ron Abel Musical Retrospective.

She owned her own firm where she was an award-winning mixed media & assemblage artist, published writer, producer and Creative Life Coach working with all types of creative clients in and out of the entertainment industry, as well as visual artists, illustrators, and children’s book writers. She would often say that “Nothing brings me more joy than seeing my clients blossom and achieve their heart’s desire!”.

Her many accomplishments include: An Emmy voting Member, Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS); Member, League of Professional Theatre Women NYC; Past Board member, Women in Film, Los Angeles; Member, Women’s Caucus for Art – Chair JWAN (Jewish Women’s Artists Network); and a Member of The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.

Reva loved art and studied at The Art Students League, New York City and at the Vermont College of Fine Arts. She focused on writing for children and young adults. She was a featured artist at several galleries to include the Heller Museum in the Hebrew Union College, New York City.

She was a past President, Women of Kol Ami Sisterhood, Congregation Kol Ami, West Hollywood, CA where she headed up creating, planning, and implementing all activities, studies, and events for the women at Congregation Kol Ami.

Reva is predeceased by her father and mother. She is survived by her brother, sister-in-law, nieces, and cousins. She will be missed by all to include other relatives and friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) at or SCBWI Fund, 6363 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 114, Los Angels, CA 90048 or to a charity of your choice in her name.

Condolences for the family may be offered at http://www.CunninghamFuneral

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