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Ralph Lauren

Ralph LaurenAKA Ralph Lifshitz

Born: 14-Oct-1939
Birthplace: Bronx, NY

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Fashion Designer

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Founder, Polo Ralph Lauren

Military service: US Army (1962-64)

"My given name has the word shit in it. When I was a kid, the other kids would make a lot of fun of me. It was a tough name. That's why I decided to change it. Then people said, 'Did you change your name because you don't want to be Jewish?' I said, 'Absolutely not. That's not what it's about.'"

Father: Frank Lifshitz (housepainter)
Mother: Frieda
Brother: Jerry (older)
Wife: Ricky Low-Beer (therapist)
Son: Andrew
Son: David
Daughter: Dylan
Mistress: (British fashion editor, 1980s)
Mistress: Kim Nye (model)

    High School: DeWitt Clinton High School, Bronx, NY
    University: City College of New York

    Polo Ralph Lauren Founder & CEO (1967-2015)
    Member of the Board of Polo Ralph Lauren
    Bush-Quayle '92
    Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee
    Hillary Rodham Clinton for US Senate Committee
    John Kerry for President
    New Leadership for America PAC
    Obama Victory Fund 2012
    Brain Surgery (Apr-1987)
    Russian Ancestry Paternal
    Jewish Ancestry
    Risk Factors: Brain Cancer

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Appears in articles:
Forward, 14-Feb-2003, DETAILS: Ralph Lauren's America and Ours, BYLINE: Lisa Keys

Is the subject of books:
Ralph Lauren: The Man behind the Mystique, 1981, BY: Jeffrey A. Trachtenberg
Genuine Authentic: The Real Life of Ralph Lauren, 2003, BY: Michael Gross
Ralph Lauren: The Man, The Vision, The Style, 2002, BY: Colin McDowell

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