Ianita Street

Named in 1952 after Ianita Boyar (1932-?), whose then-husband Allan Peter Boyar (1929-?) was a nephew of Lakewood developer Louis H. Boyar and a son of real estate maven Mark Boyar (see Jacmar Drive). I couldn’t find out much about this street’s namesake, except that she was born Ianita Roselle Habeck in South Dakota and moved to the San Gabriel Valley with her parents and brother in 1937. She dabbled in stage acting until marrying Allan Boyar in April 1950. They lived in Sherman Oaks, had three daughters, and divorced in 1969. Ianita married Ralph L. Wagner a decade later and settled in Lake Arrowhead.