Charles Revson

Charles Revson

Birth
Somerville, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 24 Aug 1975 (aged 68)
New Rochelle, Westchester County, New York, USA
Burial Hartsdale, Westchester County, New York, USA
Plot Ferncliff Mausoleum, Unit 5, Alcove BBB, Private Room 4, Crypt 2
Memorial ID 866 · View Source
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Businessman. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, he was a pioneering cosmetics industry executive who created and managed Revlon. He began working for the Elka Cosmetic Company when decided to go into business for himself. He started the Revlon Cosmetics Company which specialized in a line of nail polishes, lipsticks, marketed through beauty salons and later at department stores. He soon offered a line of quality perfumes and fragrances, with great success being marketed world wide. In addition his company sponsored the popular TV game shows, "The $64,000 Question" and "The $64,000 Challenge". Revson served as president of Revlon (1932-62) and as chairman until his death in 1975. He died at age 68 in New Rochelle, New York.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 31 Dec 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 866
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Charles Revson (11 Oct 1906–24 Aug 1975), Find A Grave Memorial no. 866, citing Ferncliff Cemetery and Mausoleum, Hartsdale, Westchester County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .