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Charles H. Revson

Revlon

1932 - 1974

Personal Care & Home Products

Military ServiceNavy
1930 b. 1906
male
Personal
Born-Died1906 - 1975
BirthplaceMassachusetts (MA)
RaceWhite
FatherLaborer, Skilled
Era - 1930

Known for his autocratic and direct management style, Revson built Revlon into the second largest cosmetics company in the U.S. Revson's unique talent of grasping the female psyche, bolstered by his fiercely competitive nature, allowed Revlon to grow from a nail polish maker into a huge conglomerate with over 3,500 cosmetics products, as well as a highly profitable pharmaceutical subsidiary.