Jenny Bluestein, a one-time nurse who became a prominent hair stylist and TV personality in St. Louis, died April 27 at 60 of a pulmonary embolism. She had opened her cancer battle to the public.
“Our viewers loved her,” said Jennifer Blome, KSDK-TV’s news anchorwoman. “She took great pleasure in helping people be what they wanted to be.”
During the late 1980s and 1990s, the salon she operated with her husband, Markus, became a fashionable locale in St. Louis. Celebrity clients included President Bill Clinton, Vice President Al Gore and his wife, Tipper, TV personality Sally Jessy Raphael and singer Patti LaBelle.
A year after her husband died in 1994, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. The TV station broadcast her surgery and later reconstruction. (JTA)