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William F. Harrah

William F. HarrahAKA William Fisk Harrah

Born: 2-Sep-1911
Birthplace: South Pasadena, CA
Died: 30-Jun-1978
Location of death: Rochester, MN
Cause of death: Aneurysm [1]
Remains: Buried, Hailey Cemetery, Hailey, ID

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Business

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Founder of Harrah's Casino

[1] Aortic aneurism, two days after open heart surgery.

Father: John Harrah (attorney)
Wife: Thelma Batchlor
Wife: Mayme Kandis Lucille Teague Fagg ("Scherry", m. 5-Aug-1948, div. 1969, d. 17-Sep-2000, breast cancer)
Son: John Adam Harrah (adopted)
Son: Tony Lee Harrah (adopted)
Bobbie Gentry (singer, m. 1969, div. 1969)
Wife: Mary Burger (m. 1970)
Wife: Roxana Darlene Carlson (m. 1972)
Wife: Verna Rae Harrison (m. 1974)
Mother: Amanda Harrah (d. suicide)

    University: University of California at Los Angeles (dropped out)

    Harrah's Entertainment Founder
    Phi Delta Theta Fraternity
    Gaming Hall of Fame 1989
    Open Heart Surgery 28-Jun-1978
    Risk Factors: Alcoholism, Gambling

Is the subject of books:
Every Light Was On: Bill Harrah and His Clubs Remembered, 1999

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