Marlene Lasky


Marlene Lasky died Aug. 20 after a long battle with cancer. She was 76 years old.

Born on May 19, 1933, Lasky and her family lived on Topanga Beach in the late 1960s and 1970s. She and her husband, Byron, then moved to Malibu Road, where they resided for a number of years.

“Marlene was a loving, caring person who shared so much of herself with her family and friends, but also showed much compassion and concern for the less fortunate she didn’t know and the many causes she believed in and shared her heart with,” her son, Matt, said.

Lasky is survived by her husband, Byron Lasky; sister Bonnie Leonard and her husband, David; sister Barbara Sommers and Peter Dittler; son Matthew Lasky and his wife, Thea; daughter Claudia Taylor and her husband, Rob; daughter Dina Lasky and Kirk Starbird; daughter Vanessa Alexander and her husband, Steve; granddaughters Nikki, Seana, Kate, Mathea Hannah and Ella; grandsons Max, Leo and Jude; great granddaughter Lily; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

A private family service will be held Sept 6. A Web page in Lasky’s honor can be accessed at