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William S. Paley
Birth: Sep. 28, 1901
Death: Oct. 26, 1990

Businessman. Paley was born in 1901 in Chicago, Illinois, to a prominent cigar manufacturer from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In 1928 he purchased a struggling radio network for $400,000, and later turned into the Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS) media empire. He made it into a $3 billion-a-year conglomerate encompassing television, films, records and publishing. It also helped to introduce such diverse programs as Edward R. Murrow documentatries and Lucille Ball's "I Love Lucy" into millions of homes. He was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 1988. (bio by: K) 
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  Dorothy Hart Hirshon (1908 - 1998)*
  Barbara Cushing Paley (1915 - 1978)*
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Memorial Cemetery of Saint John's Church
Laurel Hollow
Nassau County
New York, USA
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Mar 30, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7311690
William S. Paley
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William S. Paley
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William S. Paley
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Thank you for bringing "Rawhide" to TV and for your personal fondness for its star,Eric Fleming. We are grateful. CBS had many fine programs for which you were responsible. Rest in peace.
- The Rain Dancer
 Added: Apr. 5, 2014

- Joseph Wilby
 Added: Apr. 2, 2014
Thank you for giving Gilligan's Island a break and letting it run as long as it did. You may not have seen any potential for success in it, but it's a classic that millions love. Thank you also for so many other classic shows as well!
- Anonymous
 Added: Mar. 25, 2014
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