American businessman and philanthropist who founded the cosmetics company Revlon in 1932, which he managed for 50 years.
He worked for the cosmetics company Elka before breaking out on his own.
His obituary was used in the 1976 film Network as the template for the fictional obituary for the character Edward Ruddy.
He was married three times and had an affair with actress Eartha Kitt.
His company sponsored the show The $64,000 Question, which was hosted by Hal March.