Daniel L. has come to live with us at Caring House. We’re honored.
Daniel was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. He enjoyed his middle and high school years at Windward School. He attended UC Santa Cruz and then transferred to UCLA where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in English.
Shortly after graduation he was employed as an agent trainee at The William Morris Agency, opening many doors for him as he transferred to producing. After working for Imagine Entertainment and Warner Brothers Studios, he optioned the story rights of famed football player Ricky Bell and produced the movie “Triumph of the Heart: the Ricky Bell Story” for CBS television.
Upon being diagnosed with brain cancer at age 33, he became an advocate for his own health care by researching how to beat the disease — which is exactly what he did! He wrote about this accomplishment in the 2010 book “From Incurable to Incredible: Cancer Survivors Who Beat the Odds.”
He met Sandra Manning while they were each vacationing in Palm Springs and likes to say she “picked him up at a disco” — Sandra tells the story differently of course. They dated for a brief period and then went on to date others while they remained friends. A few years later, they again met for a date and the rest is history – they have been together ever since. After setting up a home together, they soon married and raised two beautiful daughters, Madeline and Chelsea.
He’s been a lifelong automobile aficionado, buying and selling cars for individuals and dealerships. He wrote and published a book about buying, selling and leasing cars called “Automobile Aerobics: Exercise Your Right to Trim Thousands off the Price of Your Next Automobile and Make the Dealership Sweat.”
Daniel loves animals (he’s raised five dogs, one cockatoo, a rabbit, a duck and many turtles and fish), photography, theatre, skiing, horseback riding and adventure sports.
Those close to him know Daniel as an ardent problem solver and tenacious fighter, with a creative and loving soul.
We’re glad that Daniel is with us at Caring House. We look forward to caring for this creative and loving man.
Daniel died on August 18, 2017. Honor him. Remember him.