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American Tobacco Company

COMPANY

Founded 1890 by James Buchanan Duke. An antitrust court ruling in 1911 severed the company into four pieces: American Tobacco Company, R. J. Reynolds, Liggett & Myers Tobacco Company (now Liggett Group), and Lorillard Tobacco. The remnant was eventually acquired by Brown & Williamson in 1994.

Industry:
Tobacco

Corporate headquarters:
Durham, NC

EXECUTIVES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
James Buchanan Duke
Business
23-Dec-1856 10-Oct-1925 American Tobacco Company
John H. Hager
Politician
28-Aug-1936   Lt. Governor of Virginia, 1998-2002

CELEBRITY ENDORSEMENTS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Janet Blair
Actor
23-Apr-1921 19-Feb-2007 Night of the Eagle
Joan Blondell
Actor
30-Aug-1906 25-Dec-1979 A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Joan Crawford
Actor
23-Mar-1905 10-May-1977 What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
Dolores del Rio
Actor
3-Aug-1905 11-Apr-1983 Flying Down to Rio
Marlene Dietrich
Actor
27-Dec-1901 6-May-1992 The Blue Angel
Amelia Earhart
Aviator
24-Jul-1897 2-Jul-1937 Misplaced aviatrix
Sally Eilers
Actor
11-Dec-1908 5-Jan-1978 Coroner Creek
Frances Farmer
Actor
19-Sep-1913 1-Aug-1970 Hollywood actress, institutionalized
Alice Faye
Actor
5-May-1915 9-May-1998 Fallen Angel
Anne Francis
Actor
16-Sep-1930 2-Jan-2011 Forbidden Planet
Jean Harlow
Actor
3-Mar-1911 7-Jun-1937 Bombshell
Helen Hayes
Actor
10-Oct-1900 17-Mar-1993 First Lady of the Theater
Miriam Hopkins
Actor
18-Oct-1902 9-Oct-1972 The Story of Temple Drake
Myrna Loy
Actor
2-Aug-1905 14-Dec-1993 The Thin Man
Lilli Palmer
Actor
24-May-1914 27-Jan-1986 The Four Poster
Margaret Sullavan
Actor
16-May-1911 1-Jan-1960 The Shop Around the Corner
Lana Turner
Actor
8-Feb-1920 29-Jun-1995 The Postman Always Rings Twice
Ted Williams
Baseball
30-Aug-1918 5-Jul-2002 Cryonically preserved .400 hitter
Florenz Ziegfeld
Theatre Producer
21-Mar-1869 22-Jul-1932 The Ziegfeld Follies


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