William randolph hearst william randolph hearst (1863-1951) was the american publisher, editor, and proprietor—for almost half a century—of the most extensive journalistic empire ever assembled by one man on april 29, 1863, william randolph hearst was born in san francisco [1. William randolph hearst was the greatest newspaper baron in the history of the united states and is the person whom citizen kane (1941), widely regarded as the greatest film ever made, is primarily based on.
Citizen hearst: a biography of william randolph hearst [wa swanberg] on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers william hearst, a very controversial figure holding an enormous zest for life, lived an extraordinary life of millionaire. Publishing magnate william randolph hearst (1863-1951) built his media empire after inheriting the san francisco examiner from his father he challenged new york world publisher joseph pulitzer by.
Hearst died in beverly hills, california, in 1951 early life and career william randolph hearst dominated journalism for nearly a half century born in san francisco, california, on april 29, 1863, to george hearst and phoebe apperson hearst, young william was taught in private schools and on tours of europe. Randolph apperson hearst and his twin brother, david, were born on december 2, 1915, in new york city, to newspaper mogul william randolph hearst and his wife, millicent, a former chorus girl, making five sons in the family. William randolph hearst (/hɜrst/ april 29, 1863 – august 14, 1951) was an american newspaper publisher who built the nation's largest newspaper chain and wh.
Relationship with william randolph hearst publishing mogul william randolph hearst and davies lived as a couple for decades but were never married, as hearst's wife refused to give him a divorce at one point, he reportedly came close to marrying davies, but decided his wife's settlement demands were too high hearst was extremely jealous and possessive of her, even though he was married throughout their relationship.
William randolph hearst died in beverly hills on august 14, 1951, at the age of 88 he was interred in the hearst family mausoleum at the cypress lawn cemetery in colma, california all of his sons followed their father into the media business and his namesake, william randolph, jr, became a pulitzer prize-winning hearst newspaper reporter.