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Leona Helmsley                                                                       
Born July 4, 1920                                                                   
Marbletown, Ulster County, New York                                                 
Died 20 August 2007 (aged 87)                                                       
Greenwich, Connecticut                                                               
Occupation Hotel operator, real estate investor                                     
Net worth US$5 billion                                                               
Spouse Leo Panzirer (m. 1938, div. 1952)                                             
Joseph Lubin (Twice divorced)                                                       
Harry Helmsley (m. April 8, 1972 - d. 1997)                                         
Leona Mindy Rosenthal Helmsley (July 4, 1920 - August 20, 2007) was a               
billionaire New York City hotel operator and real estate investor. She was a         
flamboyant personality and had a reputation for tyrannical behavior that earned     
her the nickname "Queen of Mean." The image of Helmsley was sealed when a former     
housekeeper testified that she heard Helmsley say: "We don't pay taxes. Only the     
little people pay taxes." She was convicted of federal income tax evasion and       
other crimes in 1989 and served 19 months in prison (and two more months under       
house arrest), after receiving an initial sentence of 16 years.