William Randolph Hearst

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Birthday
29, 1863
Birthplace
San Francisco, CA
Death Date
Aug 14, 1951 (88)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
29, 1863
Birthplace
San Francisco, CA
Death Date
Aug 14, 1951 (88)

About

Wealthy newspaper publisher and journalism pioneer who unwillingly served as the inspiration for Citizen Kane from 1941.

Before Fame

He was expelled from Harvard College for his practical jokes and alcohol use.

Trivia

His mansion Hearst Castle in San Simeon, California, was one of the few castles in the United States.

Family Life

His marriage to Millicent Hearst was eroded by his long-lasting affair with Marion Davies. He had five sons named Randolph, John, George, David and William Jr.

Associated With

His newspaper empire rivaled Joseph Pulitzer's newspaper empire.