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  1. Charles Philip Lazarus (October 4, 1923 – March 22, 2018) [1] was an American entrepreneur, executive, and pioneer within the retail toy industry. Lazarus founded the Toys "R" Us retail chain, which evolved from a children's furniture store he originally opened in Washington, D.C. in 1948.

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  2. Mar 22, 2018 · Charles Lazarus began selling toys in 1957 in large supermarket-style shops after he returned from World War II military service. His death comes after the company announced it would close all US...

  3. Jul 10, 2018 · When Lazarus opened his second store, he decided on the now legendary name Toys R Us that had the R backward. He revolutionized toy retail with cookie-cutter store uniformity, single price discounts, and a vast inventory of 18,000 toys. The Charles Lazarus Quick Bio Full name: Charles Lazarus Birthdate: 1923 Birthplace: District of Columbia

  4. › leadership › charles-lazarusCharles Lazarus - Entrepreneur

    Oct 10, 2008 · Ironically, what led Lazarus to pioneer the first one-stop-shopping supermarket for toys was a disgruntled mother and a broken doll. After returning from World War II, Lazarus decided to go...

  5. Mar 22, 2018 · Charles Lazarus, who founded Toys "R" Us 70 years ago, died Thursday, a week after the company announced it will be forced to shut down its U.S. operations. Lazarus, 94, no longer held a...

  6. As a soloist, composer and bandleader, Lazarus has created and starred in four original orchestral shows featuring his jazz ensemble: “A Night in the Tropics,” “American Riffs,” “Fly Me to the Moon” and "Our Love is Here to Stay," a collaboration with The Steeles and Prince's former keyboardist Tommy Barbarella.

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