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Walter Annenberg

Walter AnnenbergAKA Walter Hubert Annenberg

Born: 13-Mar-1908
Birthplace: Milwaukee, WI
Died: 1-Oct-2002
Location of death: Wynnewood, PA
Cause of death: Pneumonia
Remains: Buried, Annenberg Estate, Rancho Mirage, CA

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Business
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Media mogul, created TV Guide

Military service: US Naval Reserve

Creator of TV Guide, also owned Philadelphia Inquirer newspaper, and magazines Daily Racing Form and Seventeen. A philanthropist in later life. He and his father Moses were both indicted for tax evasion in 1939, and the elder Annenberg plead guilty (and served time in prison) in exchange for charges being dropped against his son. Walter reimbursed the treasury towards the very end of his life the sum of over $3 million.

Father: Moses L. Annenberg ("Moe", d. Jun-1942, brain cancer)
Mother: Sarah Cecelia Annenberg ("Sadie")
Sister: Enid Annenberg Haupt (b. 13-May-1906, d. 25-Oct-2005)
Sister: Evelyn Hall
Wife: Veronica Dunkelman ("Ronnie", m. 1938, div. 1950, one son, one daughter)
Son: Roger (d. 7-Aug-1962 suicide with sleeping pills)
Daughter: Wallis
Wife: Leonore Annenberg ("Lee", b. 1918, m. 1951, d. 2009, two stepdaughters)
Daughter: Diane Deshong (stepdaughter)
Daughter: Elizabeth Kabler (stepdaughter)

    High School: Peddie School, Hightstown, NJ (1927)
    University: University of Pennsylvania (1931)

    TV Guide Founder
    Seventeen Founder
    The Philadelphia Inquirer Editor and Publisher
    US Ambassador to the United Kingdom (1969-74)
    American Academy of Arts and Sciences Fellow
    American Philosophical Society 1990
    Annenberg Foundation Founder
    Bush-Cheney 2000
    Dreier for Congress Committee
    Elizabeth Dole Committee
    George W. Bush for President
    National Press Club
    National Republican Senatorial Committee
    Newcomen Society of the United States
    Nixon Center Advisory Council
    Pilgrims Society
    Santorum 2000
    US English
    Sigma Delta Chi Honor Society
    Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity
    Los Angeles County Museum of Art
    Philadelphia Museum of Art Trustee
    French Legion of Honor
    Presidential Medal of Freedom 12-May-1986
    Knight of the British Empire Honorary
    Officer of the British Empire Honorary
    Peabody May-1989
    National Medal of Arts 1993
    Dwight D. Eisenhower Medal 1994
    Order of St. Gregory 1998
    Hip Replacement Surgery 1977
    Tax Evasion indicted 1939, paid $3,360,000 in back taxes 2001
    Jewish Ancestry

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