Maxim Lowe, 95, music and entertainment director of the Shoreham Hotel in Washington for 25 years before retiring in 1955 and an area resident since 1924, died of cardiac arrest June 7 at Suburban Hospital. He lived in Chevy Chase.
During his years at the Shoreham, Mr. Lowe brought some of the best American and European entertainers to its famed Blue Room and Terrace. Acts appearing at the hotel ranged from singers Rudy Vallee and Edith Piaf to circus acts and ice ballets.
He also organized half-time shows at Washington Redskins football games during much of this time.
Mr. Lowe was born in Cologne, Germany. He came to this country in 1905 and joined the International Theatrical Agency in New York City. He moved to Washington in 1924 as manager and booking director for clubs and agencies. He worked for the Wardman Park Hotel here before joining the Shoreham with William E. Nevins in 1930.
He was a 32nd degree Mason and member of Hiram Lodge No. 10, the Royal Order of Scotland and the Almas Temple, the D.C. Federation of Musicians and the Eldbrooke United Methodist Church.
His wife, Alberta Lowe, died in 1970. Mr. Lowe's survivors include a daughter, Frances B. Lowe of Chevy Chase.