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Paul Pink

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Minnesota, USA
Death: Died in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA
Cause of death: Heart attack
Place of Burial: Culver City, Los Angeles, California, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Isadore Pink / Pinkowitz and Anna Pink
Husband of Betty S. Pink
Father of <private> Pink and <private> Wolfe (Pink)
Brother of Joe Pinkowitz; Elizabeth Pink / Pinkowitz; Ethel Pink / Pinkowitz; Sam Pink / Pinkowitz; Clarice Pink / Pinkowitz and 2 others

Occupation: Hot dogs: http://www.pinkshollywood.com/pgz/greeting.htm
Managed by: Private User
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About Paul Pink

Paul Pink was the co-founder of the famous Hollywood landmark Pink's Hot Dogs in Los Angeles, California along with his wife Betty Pink.

Pink started his hot dog stand in 1939. It was only a large-wheeled pushcart in those days. The depression was on and money was scarce. Pink's chili dogs, complete with a large warm bun, oversized hot dog, mustard, onions and thick chili sold for 10 cents each. His hot dog wagon was located in "the country", rolling hills of weeds and open spaces wich was the corner of La Brea and Melrose.

He passed away at his La Brea Avenue eatery. His passing was front-page news in the Los Angeles Times ('Chili Dog Champ Dies'), but Pink's remains firmly in family hands. The founders stipulated in their wills that the stand could not be sold, and their two children, who inherited the landmark, have resisted numerous inducements to expand the business or franchise the name.

Burial: Hillside Memorial Park Culver City Los Angeles County California, USA Plot: Mount Sholom, Block 4, Plot 183, Grave 1

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Birth: 1908 Death: 1996

Businessman. He was the founder and proprietor of Pink's Hot Dogs. He opened his business in 1939 with a cart on wheels on a corner lot. The business was later moved to a building that was erected on the spot. To this day they sell an estimated 1500 hot dogs a day and it is a regular hangout for Hollywood's elite. (bio by: K)

Burial: Hillside Memorial Park Culver City Los Angeles County California, USA Plot: Mount Sholom, Block 4, Plot 183, Grave 1


Maintained by: Find A Grave Record added: Feb 17, 2003 Find A Grave Memorial# 7190558



            
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Paul Pink's Timeline

1908
March 23, 1908
Minnesota, USA
1996
February 29, 1996
Age 87
Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA
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Culver City, Los Angeles, California, USA