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Jerry Buss

AKA Gerald Hatten Buss

Born: 15-Jun-1934
Birthplace: Salt Lake City, UT
Died: 18-Feb-2013
Location of death: Los Angeles, CA
Cause of death: Kidney failure

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

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Owner, Los Angeles Lakers

Chemist who made his fortune in oil and real estate, and owned the Los Angeles Lakers from 1979 until his death in 2013. Always a big spender on player payroll, the Lakers won ten NBA championships under his ownership.

Father: Lydus Buss (div.)
Mother: Jessie Buss (waitress)
Father: Cecil Brown (stepfather, plumber)
Wife: JoAnn Mueller (div., six children)
Son: Johnny Buss
Son: Jimmy Buss
Daughter: Jeanie Buss (b. 26-Sep-1961, girlfriend of Phil Jackson)
Daughter: Janie Buss

    University: BS, University of Wyoming
    University: PhD Physical Chemistry, University of Southern California (1957)
    Professor: University of Southern California

    Douglas Aircraft Rocket fuel chemist (1958-60)
    Elizabeth Dole for President
    Hollywood Walk of Fame 30-Oct-2006, at 6801 Hollywood Blvd.
    Basketball Hall of Fame 2010
    Driving While Intoxicated 29-May-2007 (arrested, Carlsbad, CA)
    Risk Factors: Cancer

    Los Angeles Lakers Owner (1979-2013)
    Los Angeles Kings Owner (1979-87)

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