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March 1, 2008 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Eugene Freedman, 82, the creator of the Precious Moments collectible figurines, died Feb. 19 at a hospital on Maui, Hawaii, where he had a second home. The cause was a sudden escalation of chronic lymphocytic leukemia, his son, Richard, told the Chicago Tribune. Freedman, a longtime resident of Milwaukee and Glencoe, Ill., was the founding chairman and former president and chief executive of Enesco Group, a global gift and collectibles company based in Itasca, Ill. While at Enesco, he recognized that Samuel J. Butcher's two-dimensional art of teardrop-eyed children on inspirational greeting cards could become a success when rendered as porcelain figurines.
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March 1, 2008 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Eugene Freedman, 82, the creator of the Precious Moments collectible figurines, died Feb. 19 at a hospital on Maui, Hawaii, where he had a second home. The cause was a sudden escalation of chronic lymphocytic leukemia, his son, Richard, told the Chicago Tribune. Freedman, a longtime resident of Milwaukee and Glencoe, Ill., was the founding chairman and former president and chief executive of Enesco Group, a global gift and collectibles company based in Itasca, Ill. While at Enesco, he recognized that Samuel J. Butcher's two-dimensional art of teardrop-eyed children on inspirational greeting cards could become a success when rendered as porcelain figurines.
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July 7, 2000 | JERRY HIRSCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Harry Potter won't hit store shelves until Saturday but the youthful wizard is already working his magic on Wall Street. Shares of Scholastic Corp., Jakks Pacific Inc. and Enesco Group Inc. have risen as sharply as the hype surrounding the release of the fourth book about an orphan who attends a school for witches and wizards, "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire." All have a piece of the Potter franchise. Scholastic, the U.S. publisher of the series by British author J.K.
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July 7, 2000 | JERRY HIRSCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Harry Potter won't hit store shelves until Saturday but the youthful wizard is already working his magic on Wall Street. Shares of Scholastic Corp., Jakks Pacific Inc. and Enesco Group Inc. have risen as sharply as the hype surrounding the release of the fourth book about an orphan who attends a school for witches and wizards, "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire." All have a piece of the Potter franchise. Scholastic, the U.S. publisher of the series by British author J.K.
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