Jerrold Wexler

Born Jun 27, 1924

Jerrold Wexler was a noted American businessman. He was the brother of cinematographer Haskell Wexler and the stepfather of actress Daryl Hannah. Wexler was born in Chicago and attended Northwestern University.

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  • Jerrold Wexler, 68; Chicago Developer Who Built Empire
    NYTimes - Nov 12, 1992
  • Commercial Property: Downtown Hotels; Bond, Vista, Marriott Now, Comes The Millenium
    NYTimes - Jun 30, 1991
  • Commercial Property: Clinton South; New Dimensions For A Low Density Neighborhood
    NYTimes - Apr 01, 1990
  • Auctions
    NYTimes - Dec 11, 1987


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1924 Birth Born on June 27, 1924.
1928 4 Years Old Wexler was born to a Jewish family in Chicago, the son of Lottie and Simon Wexler, and attended Northwestern University. His father founded the Columbia Radio Corporation in 1921 and the Allied Radio Corporation in 1928. … Read More


1946 22 Years Old Wexler was married twice. In 1946, he married Lolly Lurie; they had four children: Susan Wexler Piser; Jane Wexler Feil; Diane Wexler Grant; and Judith Wexler Gigliotti. They divorced in 1968.


1969 45 Years Old In 1969, he married Susan Jeanne Metzger with whom he had one child: film director Tanya Wexler. … Read More


1979 55 Years Old In 1979 he, along with his business partner Edward W. Ross, purchased the Drake Hotel. … Read More
1983 59 Years Old In 1983, Wexler’s Jupiter Industries, which had interests in the Playboy Building, Lake Point Tower, Michigan Avenue real estate, dozens of Chicago hotels, and property holdings in both New York City and Los Angeles, saved Goldblatt's from bankruptcy. … Read More


1989 65 Years Old When Bertram Lee failed to come up with his ten percent share to purchase the National Basketball Association Denver Nuggets in 1989, Peter Bynoe recruited Jerrold Wexler and Jay Pritzker to keep the deal alive.
1992 68 Years Old 1 More Event
The group held an interest in the team until 1992 when COMSAT bought out Drexel Burnham Lambert, Bynoe and his partners. … Read More
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