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Edward Lasker

Born: May 15, 1912

Death: Jul 11, 1997

Birthplace: Chicago

Profession: Lawyer

Nationality: United States

Edward Lasker

Date of Birth : May 15, 1912
Date of Death : Jul 11, 1997
Birth Place : Chicago

Edward Lasker was an American businessman and Thoroughbred racehorse owner. He was one of the three children of Flora Warner and her husband, Albert Davis Lasker, the owner of Lord & Thomas, a highly successful Chicago advertising agency, who was also the owner of the Chicago Cubs Major League Baseball team. Edward Lasker graduated from Yale University in 1933. He then joined his father's advertising agency where he worked until 1942 when he joined the U.S. Navy and served in the Pacific. In 1935, he married Gimbels department-store heiress Caral Gimbel, but the marriage ended in divorce and Caral wed baseball star Hank Greenberg in 1946. After the war, Edward Lasker moved to the West Coast of the United States where he became a film producer in Hollywood. In 1947, Lasker married actress Jane Greer with whom he had three children. Their sons Alex and Lawrence Lasker are screenwriters and producers. In 1963, Edward Lasker married Cynthia Stone Palmer. In 1929, Edward Lasker became involved in Thoroughbred horse racing as an owner/breeder. After his marriage, his wife also became a race horse owner.


  • Lawyer
  • Film Producer
  • Businessperson


  • Albert Lasker
  • Flora Warner


  • Nancy Guild
  • Caral Gimbel
  • Jane Greer
  • Cynthia Stone Palmer


  • Lawrence Lasker
  • Alex Lasker
  • Steven Lasker
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