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Famed auto executive Lee Iacocca dies at 94

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Tough-talking, cigar-chomping former auto executive Lee Iacocca has died at age 94 of complications related to Parkinson’s disease. He’s most known for turning around a struggling Chrysler Corp. and writing best-selling books in his straight-talk leadership style.

His life story is one of modest beginnings in Allentown, Pennsylvania, on to meteoric rise at Ford before getting fired and jumping to Chrysler to become a celebrity CEO in the 1980s.

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