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 William S. Paley

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William S. Paley

  • Birth 28 Sep 1901 Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
  • Death 26 Oct 1990 Beverly Hills, Los Angeles County, California, USA
  • Burial Laurel Hollow, Nassau County, New York, USA
  • Memorial ID 7311690

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.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 30 Mar 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7311690
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William S. Paley (28 Sep 1901–26 Oct 1990), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7311690, citing Memorial Cemetery of Saint John's Church, Laurel Hollow, Nassau County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .