|Birth Day||January 6, 1923|
|Age||97 YEARS OLD|
The son of jeweler parents, he grew up in the Great Depression era and paid his way through the industrial engineering program at the University of Pittsburgh by working as a door-to-door salesman.
His first marriage -- to Dorothy Hardy -- lasted five decades and produced five children, and his second marriage -- to Debra Hardy -- resulted in two children. In his eighties, he was briefly married to a twenty-two-year-old employee of his family's resort.
His 84th birthday party was attended by numerous celebrities, including pop singer Christina Aguilera (who sang "Happy Birthday" to him) and Pittsburgh Steelers player Troy Polamalu.