Nebraska Authors

Elaine Jabenis

AKA: Elaine Lagman Jabenis

Born ≈ 1920 Omaha, NE (USA)

Places Lived

Omaha, NE

Author Of

  • Nonfiction
  • Fiction


Fashion; Children's Nonfiction; Fiction


Graduated, 1938, Omaha Central High School, Omaha, NE
Attended Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL.


Media Personality
Fashion advisor
Actress in Omaha Community Theater.

Places Worked

New York Times
WOW Radio, 590AM, Omaha NE
WOWT, Channel 6, in Omaha, NE
KETV, Channel 7, in Omaha, NE
KMTV, Channel 3, In Omaha, NE
Corporate fashion merchandising director at Brandeis Department Stores for 23 years.
Freelance fashion advisor and producer of fashion shows.


Dick Boyd Award, 2003, in recognition of exceptional contribution on stage, Omaha Community Playhouse, Omaha, NE


The Fashion Director: What She Does and How to Be One. 1972.
Georgia’s Secret. 2014.

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