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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. [2] [3] [4] He opened his first store dedicated exclusively to toys, which he named Toys "R" Us, in 1957.

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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...

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    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...

  4. Jul 10, 2018 · Charles Lazarus recognized a previously ignored market segment with purchasing power – children. His pioneering store chain, Toys R Us, focused on giving children (and their parents) a wide variety of choices. Lazarus took from the grocery store formula. At his stores, kids could walk along the aisles and choose and examine toys for themselves.

  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. Trumpeter Charles Lazarus, a member of the Minnesota Orchestra since 2000, has charted a unique course during his tenure with the Orchestra. 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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