Kerkorian: An American Success Story. Front Cover. Dial Torgerson The Fresno Armenians: History of a Diaspora Community A Short History of Las Vegas. Kirk Kerkorian is a self-made colossally rich Californian you’ve probably never heard of — unless you’ve either lost your shirt (as has Kirkorian. Get this from a library! Kerkorian: an American success story.. [Dial Torgerson].

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Success not reclusive, just quiet. Before that, he drove a Taurus.

Kerkorian: an American success story

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Even if the old man was off by five or 10 years, Kerkorian says, that’s not bad. Kerkorian once owned 9.

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He’d still gamble, but with money and not his life. If his friends help keep his life in balance, tennis is what gives Kerkorian energy. Please enter the message. An American Success Story By. He was shy, but was a tough negotiator. National Hero of Armenia [2]. But otherwise, thanks in part to endless games of tennis, he’s in splendid shape. He tried to sucfess the remake of “The Longest Yard,” the prison football film, and it was sold out.

InLily Kerkorian, Kirk’s mother, discovered stort was pregnant. There are few personal touches beyond the photos of Tracy and Linda, the children from his long-dissolved marriage to former Las Vegas dancer Jean Hardy.


English View all editions and formats. Starting with a love for flying, Kerkorian quickly saw the unlimited potential in the new industry, built up a freight then charter service, eventually selling it to the Transamerica Corporation he still owns Western Airlines and realizing for a time controlling stock in that giant.

Also on the shelves are a smattering of books. His formal education ended after the eighth grade when he left Jacob Riis, a school for delinquent boys at Sixth and Main streets in Los Angeles, and he thinks his conversation betrays it.

She consulted with the local Armenian wise women, who said she could induce an abortion by taking scalding baths. Reminiscing is something Kerkorian zmerican have time for.

Kerkorian’s short-lived third marriage was to professional tennis player Lisa Bonder48 years his junior, which lasted only one month.

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Once he was flying from San Francisco to Las Vegas when he noticed an oil smear on the engine cover. What do you do for entertainment when you’re not sneaking into movies? A History of Cable Television.

Kerkorian, one of the few people still around who met Hughes in person, loved Martin Scorsese’s biopic “The Aviator. Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Amrican Connect email alert.

Kerkorian’s office has a big desk, a small table and a couch.

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But there’s another explanation for Kerkorian’s reticence: Parretti defaulted on the loans he’d used to buy the studio, leaving the studio in keerkorian hands of the French bank, Credit Lyonnais. His grandfather died in a Los Angeles convalescent home inat what he said was Ssuccess 33 bouts, he only lost four times. During lunch, the friend would stop at Alhambra Airport, where he would take a Piper Cub up for a brief flight. Kerkorian hadn’t invested in the auto industry before, and the No.


During a game two years ago, the players were changing sides when Viner fainted. Archived from the original on March 16, Having figured her succees years were over, she was annoyed, then determined. In exchange for flying lessons ameriican pioneer aviator Pancho Barneshe agreed to milk and look after her cattle. Kerkorian, Kirk, — Kerkorian, Kirk. InKerkorian summoned his investment advisor, Michael Tennenbaum, to his house. When Kerkorian first stoty rich, he bought a lavish Amerixan and outfitted it with spiffy wire wheels.

Rather than take the safer Montreal — Labrador — Greenland — Iceland —Scotland route although, going further north could mean the wings icing, and the plane crashing ; Kerkorian preferred the direct “Iceland Wave” route, which blew the planes at jet-speed to Europe—but it wasn’t constant, and could mean ditching.

You already recently rated this item. He knew he could sell it for nearly twice that on the mainland. The foundation covered half of the cost of an kilometer highway connecting Armenia, his ancestral homeland, to Nagorno-Karabakh. He was a great engineer. Howard Hughes, of course. There are models of his Boeing and, more incongruously, a sailing ship — a gift, he says, like many things in this room.

He’s been away at the Cannes Film Festival, which he enjoyed from the deck of his foot yacht, the October Rose.