Nancy Bea

Nancy Bea Hefley (born February 24 in San Pedro, California) is a long-time former stadium organist for Major League Baseball's Los Angeles Dodgers.


Early life

Bea grew up in the Los Angeles area, and began playing the piano at age 4 by listening to her seventeen-year-old sister, and by the age of seven she was also proficient at playing the accordion. At the age of thirteen, she talked her piano teacher into teaching her the basics of the organ. Nancy has been playing the organ at Bellflower Baptist Church for over 55 years; it was there that she met her husband, Bill. She also plays the organ at the Orange County Fair, the Pomona Fair, and has played shows in Las Vegas and Lake Tahoe.

Los Angeles Dodgers organist

In the mid-1980s, Bea filled in for a friend as the organist for California Angels games at Angel Stadium, and was offered a job which she declined not wishing to take work from a friend. When it was announced in 1987 that long-time Dodger organist Helen Dell was to retire at the end of the season after fifteen years, Bea auditioned at an exhibition game between the Dodgers and the USC Trojans on February 14, 1988.[1] She does not plan her songs, getting her musical cues from the events occurring on the field during the game and including a variety of popular pop and rock songs alongside older and less commonly played numbers.[2]

From the late 1980s to the present day, Bea– alongside announcers Vin Scully and Rick Monday– became great crowd favorites at Dodger Stadium.

On October 2, 2015, Bea announced her retirement following the 2015 season and was replaced with Los Angeles Kings organist Dieter Ruehle.[3]


  1. ^ "Nancy Bea Hefley Provides the Soundtrack to the Dodgers Season".
  2. ^ Komaiko, Leslee (May 6, 2004). "15 Minutes With... Nancy Bea Hafley". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved May 3, 2011.
  3. ^ Shultz, Alex. "Dodgers Organist announces retirement".
Bea (surname)

Bea is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

Aisling Bea (born 1984), Irish actor, comedian, and writer

Augustin Bea (1881-1968), cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church

Carlos Bea (born 1934), American federal judge

José Beá (born 1942), Spanish comic book artist

José Alfredo Bea (born 1969), Spanish sprint canoer

Nancy Bea, American stadium organist

Sebastian Bea (born 1977), American rower

Berthe Morisot

Berthe Marie Pauline Morisot (French: [mɔʁizo]; January 14, 1841 – March 2, 1895) was a painter and a member of the circle of painters in Paris who became known as the Impressionists. She was described by Gustave Geffroy in 1894 as one of "les trois grandes dames" of Impressionism alongside Marie Bracquemond and Mary Cassatt.In 1864, Morisot exhibited for the first time in the highly esteemed Salon de Paris. Sponsored by the government and judged by Academicians, the Salon was the official, annual exhibition of the Académie des beaux-arts in Paris. Her work was selected for exhibition in six subsequent Salons until, in 1874, she joined the "rejected" Impressionists in the first of their own exhibitions, which included Paul Cézanne, Edgar Degas, Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Alfred Sisley. It was held at the studio of the photographer Nadar.

Morisot was married to Eugène Manet, the brother of her friend and colleague Édouard Manet.

Eso Peluzzi

Eso Peluzzi (Cairo Montenotte, 6 January 1894 - Monchiero, 17 May 1985) was an Italian pointillist painter. He was the uncle of contemporary painter Claudius Bonichi.

Holly Trostle Brigham

Holly Trostle Brigham (born 1965) is an American figurative painter whose feminist self-portraiture focuses on female subjects drawn from mythology and history. Brigham is a member of Corpus VI, a collective of figurative women artists.

Land Girls (TV series)

Land Girls is a British television period drama series, first broadcast on BBC One on 7 September 2009. Land Girls was created by Roland Moore and commissioned by the BBC to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the outbreak of the Second World War. The programme was BBC Daytime's first commission of a period drama. Land Girls was filmed in and around the city of Birmingham. The first series features Summer Strallen, Christine Bottomley, Jo Woodcock and Becci Gemmell as four girls doing their bit for Britain in the Women's Land Army during the war.

Land Girls won the "Best Daytime Programme" at the 2010 Broadcast Awards and in that same year the BBC announced that it had commissioned a second series, comprising five episodes. Woodcock and Gemmell reprised their roles as Bea and Joyce and Seline Hizli made her debut as new girl, Connie Carter. The second series began airing from 17 January 2011 and two months later BBC Daytime Controller, Liam Keelan, renewed Land Girls for a third series. It began airing from 7 November 2011.

Los Angeles Dodgers

The Los Angeles Dodgers are an American professional baseball team based in Los Angeles, California. The Dodgers compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the National League (NL) West division. Established in 1883 in Brooklyn, New York, the team moved to Los Angeles before the 1958 season. They played for four seasons at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum before moving to their current home of Dodger Stadium in 1962.

The Dodgers as a franchise have won six World Series titles and 23 National League pennants. 11 NL MVP award winners have played for the Dodgers, winning a total of 13 MVP Awards; eight Cy Young Award winners have pitched for the Dodgers, winning a total of twelve Cy Young Awards. The team has also produced 18 Rookie of the Year Award winners, twice as many as the next closest team, including four consecutive from 1979 to 1982 and five consecutive from 1992 to 1996.

Margaret Foster Richardson

Margaret Foster Richardson (December 19, 1881—1945) was an American painter known for her self-portraiture. Richardson is best known for her 1912 painting, Self-Portrait, A Motion Picture.

Maud Briggs Knowlton

Maud Briggs Knowlton (March 17, 1870 – July 15, 1956) was an American watercolorist, still-life painter, art instructor, craftsperson, printmaker, and museum administrator. She and her friend Alice Swett were the first two women artists in the famous Monhegan Island artists' colony. She was the first director of the Currier Museum of Art and one of the first women to be a museum administrator in the United States.

Knowlton was a pupil of Rhoda Holmes Nicholls in New York, and she studied in Holland and Paris. She was a member of the Copley Society in 1900, Boston S.A. Crafts (now the Society of Arts and Crafts), and the New Hampshire League of Arts and Crafts. As an artist her specialty was flowers and landscapes.

She was director of the Currier Museum of Art in Manchester, New Hampshire, from 1929 to 1946. At the time of its opening, the museum (then called the "Currier Art Gallery") had neither a collection large enough to fill the galleries nor an acquisition policy to guide the development of the collections. Knowlton wisely arranged a series of notable loan exhibitions from private and commercial sources until she and trustees determined how best to proceed. She is noted for saying, "One good canvas is worth a whole gallery of undistinguished paintings."

Nenne Sanguineti Poggi

Nenne Sanguineti Poggi (1909-2012) was an Italian painter. She is best known for her public artworks in Eritrea and Ethiopia, and her commissions for Emperor Haile Selassie.

The Last Fling

The Last Fling is a 1987 American made-for-television romantic comedy film directed by Corey Allen, written by Mitchel Katlin, and starring John Ritter and Connie Sellecca.

Tomorrow (song from Annie)

"Tomorrow" is a song from the musical Annie, with music by Charles Strouse and lyrics by Martin Charnin, published in 1977. The number was originally written as "The Way We Live Now" for the 1970 short film Replayfurthermore Annie has a little lamb, with both music and lyrics by Strouse.

Hall of Fame
Key personnel
World Series
Championships (6)
League pennants
Division titles (17)
Wild card berths (2)
Minor league affiliates

This page is based on a Wikipedia article written by authors (here).
Text is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 license; additional terms may apply.
Images, videos and audio are available under their respective licenses.