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Isadore Elliot Handler

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Death: Died in Century City, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Cause of death: heart failure
Immediate Family:

Son of Samuel Handler and Freida Handler
Husband of Ruth Handler
Father of <private> Segal (Handler) and Kenneth Robert Handler
Brother of Sylvia Rubin; <private> Handler and Albert Handler

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About Elliot Handler

Isadore Elliot Handler cofounded Mattel, Inc. which was named after Handler and his business partner Harold Matson. His wife, Ruth Mosko Handler, took over Matson's role when the Handlers bought out his share in the late 1940s.

Handler had a direct hand in the production of two Mattel product lines, Liddle Kiddles and Hot Wheels. Kiddles, introduced in 1966, were a great success and continued to be produced in different versions until the early 1970s. Hot Wheels was introduced in 1968 and is still in production today.

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Elliot Handler's Timeline

April 9, 1916
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Age 27
July 21, 2011
Age 95
Century City, Los Angeles County, California, USA