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Date of Birth 17 May 1899Fresno, California, USA
Date of Death 4 July 1974Rochester, Minnesota, USA
Birth NameDelbert Eugene Webb

Mini Bio (1)

Del Webb was born on May 17, 1899 in Fresno, California, USA as Delbert Eugene Webb. He was married to Toni Ince and Hazel Church. He died on July 4, 1974 in Rochester, Minnesota, USA.

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Toni Ince (1961 - 4 July 1974) (his death)
Hazel Church (1919 - 1952) (divorced)

Trivia (3)

Made his fortune developing high-end hotels and retirement communities. Clients included Howard Hughes and Bugsy Siegel, for whom he finished the Flamingo Hotel.
Purchased the New York Yankees in 1945 with Daniel Topping and Larry MacPhail, father of Lee MacPhail and grandfather of Andy MacPhail. In 1964, he and Topping (they had bought out MacPhail years earlier) sold the team William Paley and his company, CBS. Paley sold it in 1973 to a group of investors led by George M. Steinbrenner III.
On the 3 August, 1962, cover of Time magazine.

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