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Ralph Reuben Lifshitz

Birthplace: Bronx, NY, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Frank Berg Lifshitz and Frieda Cutler
Husband of Ricky Lauren
Father of Andrew Lauren; David Lauren and Dylan Lauren
Brother of <private> Fried (Lifshitz); <private> Lifshitz and <private> Lifshitz

Occupation: Fashion designer
Managed by: Rehan Allahwala
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About Ralph Lauren

Ralph Lauren (Ralph Rueben Lifshitz) is an American fashion designer and business executive; best-known for his Polo Ralph Lauren clothing brand.

Ralph Lauren's Maternal Rabbinical Ancestors ‪Genuine Authentic: The Real Life of Ralph Lauren‬ By Michael Gross

Family Background

The ancestors of Frieda Kotlar, Lauren’s mother, were from Judaic elites, and were related to the influential Chassidic dynasties. The mother wanted her son to become a rabbi, but the boy was not good at theology. His yeshiva schoolfellows recollected that Ralph was the only boy at school dressed elegantly, not like from a ghetto.

The first prominent Lipschuetzes were rabbis in sixteenth-century Poland -- and their line is unbroken to this day. Descendants of the family used many spelling variants.

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Ralph Lauren's Timeline

October 14, 1939
Bronx, NY, USA
Age 29
New York, NY, USA
October 1971
Age 31
May 9, 1974
Age 34
New York, NY, USA