Santa Clarita Valley History In Pictures
Timmy Bercaw
Saugus Resident

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Entertainer Frankie Randall makes the rounds at the Children's Asthma Research Institute and Hospital (CARIH) in Denver, on or about July 22, 1967. He is seen here with 9-year-old Timmy Bercaw of Saugus, a patient.

8x10 news photo, source unknown. Cutline reads:

Frankie Randall, RCA Victor recording artist, visited the 165 young victims of intractable asthma at west Denver's CARIH yesterday. With him is Timmy Bercaw (9) from Saugus, California.

Last night, Randall entertained delegates [to] the CARIH's National Auxiliaries Convention at the Achievement Awards Dinner at the Cosmopolitan Hotel. Delegates present for the convention represent more than 30,000 volunteers acrosst the nation — annually they raise more than one-half of the million dollars required for the free treatment-care program at the asthma center.

Randall was last summer's Dean Martin Summer Show star.

The Bercaws trace their history in the Santa Clarita Valley to 1906 when Ore W. Bercaw was appointed the Southern Pacific Railroad's Saugus station agent and opened a general store in Saugus. Read more.

Niece Nicole Bercaw writes (2017): "That's my uncle! He had really bad asthma all his life and passed away at 33 because of an asthma attack where he lived in Placerita Canyon. He was very well known and very close with my dad."

Discovered by Frank Sinatra, Frankie Randall (1938-2014) was a nightclub singer and a frequent guest on television variety shows, often appearing on (and even fill-in hosting) the Dean Martin TV show. Neighbors in Rancho Mirage, Sinatra and Randall were reportedly so close that a few years before Sinatra's death in 1998, he gave Randall the musical arrangements to many of his songs.

CARIH (pronounced Car-ee) was a residential asthma treatment and research facility for school-aged children. It changed its name to National Asthma Center in the 1970s and merged into National Jewish Hospital (now called National Jewish Health) in 1978 to form the world's largest inpatient treatment facility for pediatric and adult asthma patients.

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LW2888: 9600 dpi jpeg from original photograph purchased 2017 by Leon Worden.


Anna Marie Bercaw


E.H. Bercaw Note 1903


Timmy Bercaw 1967


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