Charles Lazarus

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Birthday
4, 1923
Birthplace
Washington, DC
Death Date
Mar 22, 2018 (94)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
4, 1923
Birthplace
Washington, DC
Death Date
Mar 22, 2018 (94)

About

American entrepreneur who founded the children's toy store Toys "R" Us. In 1990, he was inducted into the Toy Industry Association's Hall of Fame for revolutionizing the toy manufacturing industry.

Before Fame

He grew up working in the bicycle shop owned by his father. At age twenty-five, he opened the baby furniture store Children's Bargain Town in Washington, D.C.

Trivia

He stepped down as Chairman and CEO of Toys "R" Us in 1994 but remained with the company as Chairman Emeritus.

Family Life

He was married to renowned sex therapist Helen Singer for sixteen years until her death in 1995. Later that same year, he married Joan Regenbogen.

Associated With

His company Toys "R" Us is known for its giraffe mascot Geoffrey, who has been voiced by actor Jim Hanks.