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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


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Jerrold Wexler.


1924 Birth Born in 1924.


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 69 Years Old The group held an interest in the team until 1992 when COMSAT bought out Drexel Burnham Lambert, Bynoe and his partners. In addition to his business interests, he was a very active political contributor. In addition, he served on the board of trustees of the John Austin Cheley Foundation. In November 1992, Wexler died of lymphoma at the Stanford Hospital in Palo Alto, CA. … Read More
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