|Given Name(s)||Ira Dan|
|Place of Birth||Brooklyn, NY|
|Date of Birth (Eng)||November 30, 1917|
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|Date of Death (Eng)||June 6, 1999|
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|Age at Death||81|
|Hebrew Name||ישראל דוד בן אליהו אברהם|
|Father’s Name||אליהו אברהם|
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|Inscription (Eng)||IRA DAN KAYE BORN NOVEMBER 30, 1917 BROOKLYN, NEW YORK DIED JUNE 6, 1999 HONG KONG|
|Inscription (Heb)||פ״נ ישראל דוד בן אליהו אברהם נולד ט״ו כסלו תרע״ח ברוקלין, ניו יארק נפתר כ״ג סיון תשנ״ט הונג קונג ת.נ.צ.ב.ה|
|Historical||Kaye was chairman of Lark International, which he founded in 1963. The company owns the UA Cinemas chain as well as several cinemas on the mainland and in Singapore and Taiwan.
He also owned paging networks and a dairy farm just outside Guangzhou and established Cityline, the cinema seat telephone booking service.
He was a founding member and a past chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce, winning its community service award in 1993, and a trustee of the AmCham Charitable Foundation. (Source: SCMP)
Geoffrey Emerson (Hong Kong) wrote on July 9, 2017:
“In the very late 1980s, Ira Kaye bought the famous travel agency, Lindblad Travel, headquartered in Westport, Connecticut, and with an office in Hong Kong headed by Sonya Lindblad. I worked for the company from 1984 to 1986, as Cruise Director and Sinologist on a ship chartered by Lindblad which sailed on the Yangtse River. After the June 4th 1989 Tiananmen incident in Beijing, Lindblad fell on hard times financially and Ira Kaye eventually bought the company. I don’t think it lasted for long after that.”
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