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Kirk Kerkorian: Notable chapters in the life of 'a born gambler'

Kirk Kerkorian: Notable chapters in the life of 'a born gambler'

Kirk Kerkorian, who died Monday at 98, wasn't just a fabulously rich corporate investor, he was an uncommon individual: intensely private, a billionaire with middle-class touches, a self-described "gambler at heart." He roiled the entertainment, auto and casino industries with his deals, often without a public utterance. From his unassuming Beverly Hills office, he traveled the globe in luxury but drove middle-class cars around town. And Kerkorian bristled at the idea of having a building named after him. Here are some notable chapters in Kerkorian's life: The odd couple When the very private Kerkorian made his audacious takeover bid for Chrysler Corp. in 1995, he...

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