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|Birth:||11th October, 1906|
|Death:||24th August, 1975|
|Profession:||Chief Executive Officer|
Revson was born in Somerville, Massachusetts, near Boston, Massachusetts.Revson moved to Boston to live with Weiss family members after graduating from Manchester High School West. He was raised in Manchester, New Hampshire, after his family immigrated from Canada to the United States.
When Elka, the cosmetics company he worked for, did not promote him to the position of national distributor, Revson decided to go into business for himself. Beginning in 1932, the company specialized in nail polish, offering a wider variety of colors than had been currently available. It was marketed through beauty salons and, later, department stores. Revlon Cosmetics then introduced matching lipsticks and entered the perfume and fragrance market with great success. Revson served as president of the firm from 1932 to 1962, and then as chairman until his death in 1975.
Charles Revson was married three times. His first marriage was brief. His second marriage was to Ancky Revson, where they had two sons John Revson and Charles Revson, Jr. He married a third time to Lyn Revson, and adopted her two sons from her former marriage.He was also having an affair with actress/singer Eartha Kitt. His nephew, son of Martin Revson, Peter Revson, and Formula One racecar driver, predeceased him in 1974. Peter Revson's younger brother Doug Revson died before him in a racecar accident in Denmark in 1967. Peter was engaged to 1973 Miss World, Marjorie Wallace14 days before his fatal accident in practice for the 1974 South African Grand Prix. Martin Revson's youngest daughter Jennifer Revson perpetuates Peter Revson's legacy today.
Revson died on August 24, 1975 at his home in New Rochelle, New York.
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