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Bruce Wasserstein

Bruce WassersteinBorn: 25-Dec-1947
Birthplace: Brooklyn, NY
Died: 14-Oct-2009
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Business
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Wall Street dealmaker

Father: Morris Wasserstein
Mother: Lola Schleifer
Brother: Abner Wasserstein
Sister: Georgette Levis
Sister: Sandra Meyer
Sister: Wendy Wasserstein (playwright, winner of Pulitzer Prize, b. 1950, d. 2006)
Wife: Lynne ("Laura Lynelle", div. 1974)
Wife: Chris (div. 1992, two sons, one daughter)
Son: Ben Churchill Wasserstein
Daughter: Pam
Son: Skip
Girlfriend: Lorinda Ash (art dealer, together 3 years)
Wife: Claude (producer, m. 1996, div. 2008)
Wife: Angela Chao (sister of Elaine Chao, m. 2009)

    University: Harvard Business School
    Law School: Harvard Law School

    Lazard CEO (2005-)
    Lazard Chairman, Executive Committee (2002-05)
    Dresdner Kleinwort Executive Chairman (2001)
    Wasserstein Perella CEO (1988-2001)
    First Boston Co-Head of Investment Banking (-1988)
    Cravath, Swaine & Moore
    Member of the Board of Harry & David
    Member of the Board of Lazard (2002-, as Chairman, 2005-)
    Al Franken for Senate
    Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee
    Gore 2000
    Hillary Clinton for President
    Hillary Rodham Clinton for US Senate Committee
    John Kerry for President

Appears in articles:
New York Observer, 10-Dec-2001, DETAILS: Will Lazard Make It? -- Wasserstein Choice Stirs Big Questions, BYLINE: Landon Thomas, Jr.
Newsweek, 23-Feb-2004, DETAILS: Undercover Operator: In New York, where gossip is king, a savvy Wall Street mogul pulls off a top-secret publishing deal. Again. (p.46, one page), BYLINE: Peg Tyre

Author of books:
Big Deal: The Battle for the Control of America's Leading Corporations (1988)


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