Dan Topping

Baseball Executive
Born Jun 11, 1912

Daniel Reid Topping was a part owner and president of the New York Yankees baseball team from 1945 to 1964. Daniel Reid Topping was the son of Rhea Reid and Henry J. Topping. Rhea Reid, the daughter of Daniel G. Reid, known as the "Tinplate King" for his vast wealth in the tin industry, was the mother of three sons, Daniel Reid Topping, Henry J. Topping (1914), and John Reid Topping (1921).… Read More

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1912 Birth Born in 1912.


1931 19 Years Old Topping also was co-owner, along with John Simms Kelly, of the National Football League's Brooklyn Dodgers starting in 1931, eventually owning the team outright. … Read More


1937 25 Years Old Topping was married six times. His first marriage was to heiress Theodora Boettger. His second was to actress Arline Judge and lasted from 1937-1940.
1940 28 Years Old He was married to three-time Olympic figure skating gold medalist Sonja Henie from 1940 to 1946.


1946 34 Years Old His fourth marriage was to actress Kay Sutton in 1946.


1954 42 Years Old From 1954-1958, he was married to Manhattan model Alice Lowthers.
1957 45 Years Old His final marriage was to Charlotte Lillard which lasted from 1957 until his death. (Notice that the previous two sentences implicitly accuse him of bigamy.) … Read More


1974 62 Years Old He died of complications from a lung ailment in Miami Beach, Florida on May 18, 1974, at age 61 (less than a month from his 62nd birthday).
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