Lois Rupp Raebeck ’43

obit-RaebeckActress, musician, and educator Lois Rupp Raebeck ’43 died June 13, 2009, in Long Island, N.Y., at the age of 87.

Raebeck started her career teaching vocal music and recording over 25 records for children. She published several books and taught at the Roosa School of Music and Brooklyn College before moving into acting in her late 50s.

Among her notable performances, Raebeck played Conan O’Brien’s mother on the Late Late Show and could be seen on soaps The Guiding Light, All My Children, and One Life to Live. She also acted off-Broadway, including productions of Shakespeare’s “All’s Well that Ends Well,” at the Pearl Theater in Manhattan, Edward Albee’s “Three Tall Women” and Chekov’s “Three Sisters.”

She is survived by two brothers, Wilbur and Paul Rupp, and several nieces and nephews