Kerkorian: An American Success Story. Front Cover. Dial Torgerson The Fresno Armenians: History of a Diaspora Community A Short History of Las Vegas. Kirk Kerkorian is a self-made colossally rich Californian you’ve probably never heard of — unless you’ve either lost your shirt (as has Kirkorian. Get this from a library! Kerkorian: an American success story.. [Dial Torgerson].

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Howard Hughes, of course. But it wasn’t quite exciting enough for Kerkorian. It turned into a hostile but unsuccessful takeover attempt in On another nonstop he was merkorian solo when the winds died in mid-ocean. Kerkorian was an avid tennis playerplayed in tournaments, associated with other players like Lornie Kuhle, and routinely played with Alex Yemenidjiana former MGM executive, and former owner of the Tropicana Las Vegas resort.

During lunch, the friend would stop kerkodian Alhambra Airport, where he would take a Piper Cub up for a brief flight.

Since the country declared its independence inhe has been its benefactor to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars. Kerkor Kerkorian [10] was born on June 6, in Fresno, Californiakerkorrian immigrant parents of Armenian origin. Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts.


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This office, on a quiet Beverly Hills street, makes an unlikely command post. Tuesday, he was the ghost in the room as unhappy GM shareholders assembled in Wilmington, Del. Be the first to discover new talent!

Citations are based on reference standards. Although accounts claim the risk was that one in four planes failed to make it, [13] the actual rate was closer to one in forty. Find a copy in the library Finding libraries that hold this item Advanced Search Find a Library. Allow this favorite library to be seen by others Keep this favorite library private. Armenians and the World: That might be the end of GM as we know it.

They were preparing to ditch when the coast, and the airfield, finally came in sight. Picture yourself a street kid in the Los Angeles of the early s, he says. Inside GM’s bankruptcy filing”. University of Nevada Press. Retrieved June 17, Retrieved January 1, New York, Dial Press, InLily Kerkorian, Kirk’s mother, discovered she was pregnant.

The wealthiest man in Los Angeles is not acquiring shares in the biggest and sickest automaker out of any special affection for cars. Kerkorian on a stamp of Armenia. There’s only one thing whose appeal has remained constant: Half was earmarked for medical research, scholarships and other projects [52] while the other half was earmarked to create the “Dream Fund” for charitable causes around the country.


Archived from the original on September 13, Please create a new list with a kkerkorian name; move some items to a new or existing list; or delete some items. It didn’t work, so the elders changed tack. Your rating has been recorded. For Kerkorian this is a familiar pattern.

Also on the shelves are a smattering of books. He has a plan, always. Kerkorian was married three times, first to Hilda Schmidt from to Buyout Venture Growth Mezzanine Secondaries.


In exchange for flying lessons from pioneer aviator Pancho Barneshe agreed to milk and look after her cattle. If his friends help keep his life in balance, tennis is what gives Kerkorian energy. Finally realizing that sort of gambling didn’t pay off, he says, “I shortened the play. The E-mail Address es field is required. A few weeks later, Kerkorian took the plane’s sole life raft to the beach and tried to inflate it. Ever since Kirk Kerkorian revealed last month that he was buying a major stake in General Motors Corp.

Home About Help Search. Kerkorian claimed Bing was the father of Bonder’s daughter, an allegation which was later confirmed by DNA paternity testing.