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Billy Rose Dead; Gave Part of His Art Collection to Jerusalem Museum

Billy Rose, the world famous Jewish theatrical producer, died last night at the age of 66 in Montego Bay, Jamaica, where he had a winter home.

Born William Samuel Rosenberg on New York’s Lower East Side, Mr. Rose began his career as a stenographer to financier Bernard Baruch and subsequently amassed a fortune through his theatrical ventures and his activities in the stock market. He contributed a major portion of his extensive collection of valuable sculptures to the Israel Museum in Jerusalem where a Billy Rose Art Garden was established to house the collection.

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