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Jerry Buss
Original name: Gerald Hatten Buss
Birth: Jan. 27, 1933
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA
Death: Feb. 18, 2013
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Hall of Fame Sports Team Owner. From 1979 until his death, he was the proprietor of the Los Angeles Lakers. Born in the midst of the "Great Depression", he toiled at many jobs among them ditch digger and railroad worker. Influenced by his high school chemistry teacher, Buss would strive to earn a scholarship and attended the University of Wyoming. He later attained a doctorate in Chemistry from the University of Southern California. He ventured into the real estate industry in 1959 and proceeded to amass his wealth over the course of the next two decades. In 1979, Buss purchased the Los Angeles Lakers franchise from sports magnate Jack Kent Cooke. During the course of his tenure the team totaled ten NBA Titles (1980, 1982, 1985, 1987, 1988, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2009 and 2010). Among the star players during that period include Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Earvin ‘Magic' Johnson, Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant. He was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2010. (bio by: C.S.) 

Cause of death: Cancer
Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills)
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Court of Liberty section, Gardens of Heritage division, Map #H29, Distinguished Memorial – Private Garden 386 (aka the Little Garden of Radiant Memories)
GPS (lat/lon): 34.14411, -118.3165
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: C.S.
Record added: Feb 18, 2013
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- In Memory of You
 Added: Jan. 27, 2017
Dr. Buss, thanks for all the great memories of watching The Lakers in the 80's and 90's! RIP
- rubedogg
 Added: Dec. 25, 2016
Remembering you on the anniversary of your passing. May you rest in peace and may God richly bless you.
- Jeffrey Maksymowski
 Added: Feb. 18, 2016
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