Clyde Packer

Australian politician Clyde Packer

Robert Clyde Packer, usually known as "Clyde", was the son of Australian newspaper magnate Frank Packer and the elder brother of media baron Kerry Packer. Clyde Packer was originally intended to be his father's heir before a falling-out resulted in Kerry inheriting the family business.
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22 July 1935

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  • 2001
    Age 65
    Died in 2001.
  • 1976
    Age 40
    After his resignation, Packer became briefly involved in the counter-culture (famously donning a kaftan), before moving to California in 1976, where he died in 2001, aged 65.
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    In 1976 he sold his quarter share of the family business for A$4 million to his younger brother Kerry, who went on to become Australia's richest man.
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  • 1972
    Age 36
    Clyde was the elder son of media baron Sir Frank Packer. In 1972 his first marriage broke up and he had a public falling-out with his father.
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  • 1967
    Age 31
    Among his many business activities, Packer founded the independent Spin Records label, which released many successful singles and albums from 1967 to 1972, including the original Australian cast recording of the rock musical Hair.
  • 1935
    Born in 1935.
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