Jerrold Wexler
American businessman
Jerrold Wexler
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 - over 24 years
Jerrold Wexler, a leading real estate developer in Chicago who built and owned dozens of office and apartment buildings, died on Saturday at Stanford Hospital in Palo Alto, Calif. He was 68 years old and lived in Chicago. He died of lymphoma, his family said. With his partner, Edward Ross, Mr. Wexler expanded Jupiter Industries into an
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Commercial Property: Downtown Hotels; Bond, Vista, Marriott -- Now, Comes the Millenium
NYTimes - over 25 years
ONE HUNDRED and thirty years passed between the opening of the Bond Hotel on Chambers Street in 1851 and that of the next downtown hotel, the Vista International at the World Trade Center. Ten years passed between the opening of the Vista and that of the Marriott Financial Center on West Street, between Albany and Carlisle Streets, last January.
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COMMERCIAL PROPERTY: Clinton South; New Dimensions for a Low-Density Neighborhood
NYTimes - almost 27 years
LEAD: WAY out west where the sky almost meets the horizon - between Ninth and 12th Avenues - millions of square feet of new development are being planned that would, if constructed, radically change the character of this midtown Manhattan neighborhood. WAY out west where the sky almost meets the horizon - between Ninth and 12th Avenues - millions
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NYTimes - over 29 years
LEAD: Illuminated Manuscript Illuminated Manuscript A 15th-century illuminated manuscript report of the Trial of the Jews of Trent, an event that provoked widespread anti-Semitism in Italy and elsewhere, will be auctioned Monday in a sale at 10:15 A.M. and 2 P.M. at Sotheby's, York Avenue at 72d Street. The undated German manuscript, handwritten in
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NYTimes - about 30 years
LEAD: New York City is poised to make a major decision on the future of the Hudson shoreline by choosing from among three distinct plans for a 25-acre site that extends into the river, behind the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. New York City is poised to make a major decision on the future of the Hudson shoreline by choosing from among three
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COMPANY NEWS; 6.2% Elgin Stake
NYTimes - about 30 years
A Chicago-based investment group said that it had acquired 6.2 percent of Elgin National Industries and intended to purchase additional shares. The group consists of Jerrold Wexler, the chairman of Jupiter Industries, and two investment partnerships. In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the group said that it had held ''informal
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Real Estate
NYTimes - almost 35 years
Hotel Talks Examine The Slump AFEW years ago, Stephen Brener, at the time executive vice p resident of Helmsley-Spear Hospitality Services Inc. raised the q uestion in a talk with colleagues at New York University's Real E state Institute of why local professionals did not hold regular l odging industry conferences. ''There were the industry trade
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Jerrold Wexler
  • 1992
    Age 67
    The group held an interest in the team until 1992 when COMSAT bought out Drexel Burnham Lambert, Bynoe and his partners.
    More Details Hide Details 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.
  • 1989
    Age 64
    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.
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  • 1983
    Age 58
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Jupiter also developed the Vista International Hotel at the World Trade Center, later known as the Marriott World Trade Center, which was destroyed in the September 11, 2001 attacks. He was known for pioneering new development areas; the Executive Plaza was the first hotel in Chicago in decades, and the Vista was the first hotel in downtown Manhattan for decades. He also built the Outer Drive East development in Chicago, which expanded the downtown into an industrial and shipping area in decline.
  • 1979
    Age 54
    In 1979 he, along with his business partner Edward W. Ross, purchased the Drake Hotel.
    More Details Hide Details The Drake was successfully nominated for the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.
  • 1969
    Age 44
    In 1969, he married Susan Jeanne Metzger with whom he had one child: film director Tanya Wexler.
    More Details Hide Details He has three stepchildren from his marriage to Metzger: actress Daryl Hannah, Donald Hannah, and actress Page Hannah Adler.
  • 1946
    Age 21
    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.
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  • 1928
    Age 3
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Allied Radio was an American radio manufacturer and retailer, which sold radio sets, tubes, capacitors, amateur radio equipment, citizen’s band (CB) radios, and consumer audio systems through retail stores and beginning in 1962, also via mail-order. In 1970, Allied Radio was purchased by the Tandy Corporation, the parent company of Radio Shack. His brother was cinematographer, film producer, and director Haskell Wexler. By his early '30s, he was building a reputation for financing monumental skyscrapers. With his father's help, he brokered the construction of the Executive Plaza Hotel on Wacker Drive (now known as Hotel 71).
  • 1924
    Born on June 27, 1924.
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