Herman Platt
Herman Platt
Herman Platt was an American business executive and philanthropist. He and his wife endowed the Marjorie and Herman Platt Gallery. Platt was also the president of Sinai Temple (Los Angeles, California) for two years. Platt was the president of Vista del Mar Charities and was one of the men responsible for creating Mount Sinai Memorial Park Cemetery. In 2005, Mount Sinai named its chapel and administrative buildings after Platt.
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  • 2005
    Age 96
    Died in 2005.
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    In 2005, Mount Sinai named its chapel and administrative buildings after Platt.
    More Details Hide Details Platt was a key supporter of and fundraiser for Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, the Jewish Federation of Los Angeles, the Jewish Home for the Aging, the City of Hope National Medical Center and the UCLA Foundation. The Platt family has an archive at the UCLA library. The Benjamin Platt Papers (Collection 929) is located in the Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles. Members of the Platt family have been residents in Los Angeles since the 19th century.
  • 1984
    Age 75
    Herman Platt was chief executive of the multi-million dollar national retail chain, Platt Music Corporation, started in 1905 by Platt's father, Benjamin Platt, until 1984 when he became chairman of the executive committee.
    More Details Hide Details Platt and his wife Margie had two daughters, attorney Cynthia Platt Flagg, and producer Nancy Platt Jacoby, as well as ten grandchildren.
  • 1909
    Age 0
    Born in 1909.
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