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Cooke, Jack Kent

Born: 1912 AD
Died: 1997 AD
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US (Canadian-born) businessman and sports executive

 

acquired 25% interest in Washington Redskins 1960

 

naturalized US citizen 1960

 

acquired Los Angeles Lakers 1965

 

acquired Los Angeles Kings 1966

 

built and opened Inglewood Forum arena 1967

 

sold Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Kings 1979

 

bought Chrysler Building in Manhattan 1979

 

acquired operating control of Washington Redskins 1980

 

acquired The Los Angeles Daily News 1985

 

eponym of Jack Kent Cooke football stadium (opened 1997)