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Rubell, Stevelocked

(02 December 1943–26 July 1989)
  • Edward L. Lach, Jr.

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Rubell, Steve (02 December 1943–26 July 1989), entrepreneur and discotheque owner, was born in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Philip Rubell, a postman who later became a tennis pro, and Ann Hirschbein Rubell, a schoolteacher. He received his early education in local public schools before entering Syracuse University, where he captained the tennis team and first displayed the entrepreneurial talent that would distinguish the rest of his life. It was at Syracuse that Rubell first met Ian Schrager, who had, ironically, grown up a few blocks from where Rubell lived; the two men became fast friends and, later, business partners....

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