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  • A bed of roses

    By Tom Teicholz

    October 26, 2012 | 1:55 pm

    In person, Larry Miller, president of Sit ’n Sleep, is less “Crazy Eddie” (fast-talking,  exuberant salesman) and more “Uncle Larry” (the gregarious, warmhearted, favorite family relative). When I went to visit him in his executive offices in Gardena, next to his...

  • Samuel Oschin

    June 10, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    An entrepreneur since the age of 10, Samuel Oschin lived a life of prosperity with a mind for community. He started out his business ventures working as a chimneysweeper. Before he had even finished elementary school, he had hired friends and transformed this small task into a...

  • Abraham Spiegel

    By Tom Tugend

    April 15, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Abraham Spiegel, a survivor of four concentration camps, who built a new life in America as a successful businessman, philanthropist and ardent supporter of Jewish life in the United States and Israel, died April 10 in his home at the age of 97.

    Among his major legacies are the...

  • Patriots Owner Scores Big Among Jews, Too

    By JTA Staff

    February 7, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Robert Kraft, Jewish businessman and philanthropist, nearly leapt through the glass window of his skybox at the Superdome in New Orleans as the clock ticked down and the 20-17 victory over the heavily favored St. Louis Rams brought the team he owns, the New England Patriots, its...

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  • A Knight’s Tale

    By Anita Chabria

    September 6, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Philanthropist and art benefactor Sir Arthur Gilbert died at his Beverly Hills home Sunday of a heart attack. He was 88 and had struggled with cancer and diabetes. The Journal had slated the following profile of Gilbert, a leading philanthropist, art collector and businessman, to run...

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