William S. Paley

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Birthday
28, 1901
Birthplace
Illinois
Death Date
Oct 26, 1990 (89)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
28, 1901
Birthplace
Illinois
Death Date
Oct 26, 1990 (89)

About

Radio pioneer who changed the U.S. forever by creating the Columbia Broadcasting System or CBS.

Before Fame

He earned a degree from the University of Pennsylvania before starting his first radio venture in 1927.

Trivia

He also turned CBS into the leading television station of the 1960s.

Family Life

He divorced Dorothy Hearst in 1947 before marrying Barbara Mortimer in the same year. He had four children.

Associated With

He was portrayed by Frank Langella in the film Good Night, and Good Luck from 2005.