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Also Known As: Mervyn Lee Adelson Died:
Born: October 23, 1929 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, USA Profession: producer, executive

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1953:
President, Markettown Supermarket and Builders Emporium, Las Vegas
1958:
Managing partner, Paradise Developing, La Vegas
1962:
President, Realty Holdings
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President, La Costa, Inc.
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Became chairman, board of directors, Lorimar Inc., Culver City, CA
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Produced first TV series (through Lorimar), "The Waltons"
1977:
Produced first feature, "Twilight's Last Gleaming"
1978:
Executive produced first feature, "Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe"
1986:
Named chairman, board of directors, CEO, Lorimar Telepictures Corp., Culver City, CA
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Education

Menlo Park Junior College: -

Notes

He received the Sherill Corwin Human Relations Award from the American Jewish Committee (1987)

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wife:
Gail Kenaston. Interior designer. Adopted daughter of Billie Dove; died on February 15, 1999: divorced.
wife:
Barbara Walters. Newscaster. Married on May 10, 1986; divorced.

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father:
Nathan Adelson.
mother:
Pearl Adelson.
daughter:
Ellen Adelson. By previous marriage.
son:
Gary Adelson. Executive, producer. By previous marriage.
son:
Andrew Adelson. By previous marriage.
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