Obituary: Randolph Hearst
Cornwell, Rupert, The Independent (London, England)
RANDOLPH HEARST was a considerable newspaper proprietor in his own right, a notable philanthropist and one of America's richest men. But for most of his countrymen his life was defined by the doings of his father and his daughter: the legendary press magnate William Randolph Hearst, who served as model-cum-caricature for Orson Welles's Citizen Kane; and Patricia Hearst, whose kidnapping by a revolutionary group in 1974 was one of the most sensational news stories of the era.
Randolph Hearst had been raised as a scion of one of the great US media empires, and heir to a huge gold, silver and copper mining fortune. He started his career in the boiler-room of the …
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