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Margie Petersen dies at 76; co-creator of automotive museum
Margie Petersen dies at 76; co-creator of automotive museum

Margie Petersen, a philanthropist who with her late husband, publishing magnate Robert E. Petersen, established the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, has died. She was 76. Petersen, who also served on the museum's board of directors, died Friday at her home in Beverly Hills after battling breast cancer, said a museum spokeswoman. Born in New York on June 24, 1935, Margie McNally worked as a model before meeting her future husband. He proposed to her after their first date, and they were married in 1963. Her husband, a former Hollywood publicist, made his fortune publishing Hot Rod, Motor Trend and other magazines. In 1994 the Petersens donated $5 million for the Los...

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