July 2, 1999 |
Patricia Duff apparently doesn't just think her ex-husband, Philly export Ronald Perelman, is trying to demolish her in a child-custody fight. She reportedly also thinks he wants to drive her mad. "She believes that Perelman is literally . . . 'gaslighting' her," writes Marjorie Williams in August's Vanity Fair. Citing friends and police reports, Williams says Duff believes the Revlon billionaire is somehow orchestrating "an elaborate series of small, malicious acts of vandalism and theft performed by her quickly shifting cast of household help.
May 26, 1994 |
He's one of the biggest deals, and biggest deal makers, ever to come out of Philadelphia. Yet, quite possibly, you've never heard of him. He is Ronald Perelman, 51, chairman of Revlon, a Haverford School and Wharton graduate whose shrewd maneuverings in the canyons of Wall Street have raised his personal worth to an estimated $5.9 billion, making him the richest man in New York and one of the richest in the world. On Monday another of Perelman's mega-deals thrust him into the news again.
March 15, 1999 |
One of the most important changes in the 20th century is the growth of divorce as a social institution. Don't we know it, though? Lately, a slew of high-profile, multimillion-dollar divorce battles - Jerry Hall vs. Mick Jagger, Ronald Perelman vs. Patricia Duff, Carl Icahn vs. Liba Trejbal Icahn - remind us of the worst that can happen when couples fail. Once upon a time, we're told, marriage was for life. Only very compelling reasons could justify separation, annulment or divorce.
August 3, 2011
The impact Ruth Caplan Perelman had on Philadelphia was tremendous. The philanthropic team she formed with her husband, Raymond G. Perelman, became a formidable benefactor to some of this city's most important institutions. Mrs. Perelman died of pneumonia Sunday at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She was 90. Institutions that benefited from the Perelmans' generosity include the Kimmel Center, the Museum of Art, and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, as well as various other educational and cultural groups.
August 1, 2011 |
Ruth Caplan Perelman, 90, of Rittenhouse Square, died of pneumonia Sunday, July 31, at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Mrs. Perelman and her philanthropist husband, Raymond G. Perelman, have been major donors to Philadelphia institutions, including giving $6 million for the Perelman Theater at the Kimmel Center, $15 million for the Perelman Building at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and $3 million for the Perelman Jewish Day...
March 17, 1993 |
Despite pleas from the Rendell administration, the city Gas Commission has again postponed a vote on a new president for the Philadelphia Gas Works - raising questions about whether Mayor Rendell's candidate, Marsha R. Perelman, will ever get the job. Perelman, 43, a former utility executive who spent last year running the Philadelphia Zoo, faced a barrage of questions yesterday about her plans to maintain a family home in Wynnewood, while renting...
February 10, 2012 |
Philanthropist Raymond G. Perelman has become the second person to complain about being shut out of the bidding for The Inquirer, the Philadelphia Daily News, and Philly.com, according to the Associated Press. The AP, citing a person close to the 94-year-old Perelman, reported Thursday that he had sent a letter urging Philadelphia Media Network Inc. (PMN) to conduct a fair and open sale. According to the AP, Perelman has been told that he cannot participate in a process that may lead to the sale of the two newspapers and the website.
December 30, 1988 |
Ronald Perelman - the Philadelphia-bred financier - has gained up to $475 million worth of tax credits by spearheading a deal to buy five insolvent Texas savings bank chains. Financial experts say Perelman - who put up $315 million to buy the banks - could still double his money if his new bank chain is managed well and the troubled Texas economy rebounds in the next few years. Perelman, 45, who left Philadelphia 10 years ago seeking his fortune on Wall Street, purchased the Texas institutions in a deal substantially underwritten for Perelman by the Federal Savings & Loan Insurance Corp.
April 28, 2004 |
It's official: Ambrosial Hollywood enchantress Halle Berry is divorcing that loutish excuse for a husband, R&B crooner Eric Benet. Berry's rep confirmed yesterday that the X-Men star filed her papers in Los Angeles Superior Court on Monday, but wouldn't elaborate. The couple, who were married barely three years, separated in October amid rumors that Mister Insincerity - remember "Spend My Life With You" from '99? - had been cheating on the most beautiful woman in the universe pretty much since they met in '99. We send Ms. Berry our best wishes (and a reminder that Newsmaker Dude is still single)