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Marje Everett, former Hollywood Park chief executive, dies at 90

She joined the board of directors in 1972 and took over as chairman and chief executive in 1985.

March 23, 2012|By Claire Noland
  • Marje Everett at Hollywood Park when she was on the board of directors in 1981.
Marje Everett at Hollywood Park when she was on the board of directors in… (Bob Chamberlin / Los Angeles…)

Marje Everett, the former chief executive of Hollywood Park who served as a director of the Inglewood horse racing track from 1972 to 1991, when she was ousted after a proxy fight with R.D. Hubbard, died Friday in Los Angeles. She was 90.

Everett’s longtime caretaker, Dorothy Carter, confirmed Everett’s death.

The longtime horse racing executive grew up with the sport. Her father, B.F. Lindheimer, owned the Arlington Park, Washington Park and Balmoral tracks in Chicago before she inherited control when he died in 1960.  

She became a major shareholder at Hollywood Park in the late 1960s, joined the board of directors in 1972 and became chairman and chief executive in 1985. She had staved off a previous proxy fight in 1977 but could not withstand another challenge in 1991.

A full obituary will follow at latimes.com/obits.

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