Harry Karl Biography

Published On Feb 04, 2017
Facts of Harry Karl
Date of Birth: 1914 , March-9
Date of Death: 1982 , August-7
Birth Nation: United States
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Harry Karl was a businessman and had his own shoe store. In 1959, Karl's Shoe Stores, which he took over in 1952, was the nation's largest privately held retail shoe chain. In his whole life, Harry Karl had got married for five times in total. Karl first married to his first wife Ruth Lamb in 1960 after her divorce from Eddie Fisher. Their marriage ended 13 years later, then again Karl was married twice between 1947 and 1958 to Marie McDonald. And after the divorce with McDonald, he again got married to Joan Cohn, a widow of Harry Cohn. Then again after living together for about just two months, he divorced Joan and then got married to her last wife Debbie Reynolds with whom he later divorced again.

Unfortunately, at the age of 68, Harry Karl died because of the complication of cardiac surgery in Los Angeles California, on 7 August 1982 and buried at Forest Lawn Memorial park. He had a child with Ruth, three children with McDonald, but on the death day of Karl, no one was with him.

 

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Born in New York, USA

March 9 , 1914

A famous businessperson of America, Harry Karl was born on 9th March of 1914, in New York City, New York located in the United States of America. He was also a shoe store owner and was known to have bad gambling habits since his early life.

Death in Los Angeles, California

August 7 , 1982

Unfortunately, at the age of 68, Harry Karl died because of the complication of cardiac surgery in Los Angeles California, on 7 August 1982 and buried at Forest Lawn Memorial park. Although he had four ex-wives and four children, no one was with him when he was dying.

Owner of Karl's Shoe Stores

1952

Harry Karl was a businessman and had his own shoe store. In 1959, Karl's Shoe Stores, which he took over in 1952, was the nation's largest privately held retail shoe chain. He later retired from his shoe store because of his bad gambling habits.

Married to Ruth Lumb

May 22 , 1937

Harry Karl had got married for five times in his whole life. He first got married to his first wife Ruth Lumb on 22nd May of 1937. They were dating each other for several months before getting married. But later Karl gave divorce to Ruth Lumb.

Married to Marie McDonald

September 19 , 1947

After the divorce with Ruth, Karl again got married to her second wife Marie McDonald on 19 September of 1947. But due to some personal reasons, the couple divorced. And again they got married for the second time on 14 June 1955. They again divorced each other after living together for about three years.

Married to Joan Perry

September 1 , 1959

After one year of the divorce with Marie McDonald, Harry Karl again got married for the fourth time to Joan Perry on 1st September of 1959. They were dating each other for several months before getting married and then decided to be together.

Divorce with Joan Perry

November 6 , 1959

From the starting of their married life, their relationship started to turn into bad and thus the couple decided to be separate with each other. They had a very short marriage life of about 36 days and then Karl divorced with Joan on 6 November 1959.

Married to Debbie Reynolds

November 25 , 1960

After one year of the divorce with Joan, Harry Karl again got married to her last wife Debbie Reynolds on 25th November 1960. They were dating each other for several months before getting married. After living together for about 13 years, Karl again divorced with Debbie.