Kirk Kerkorian. 1917-2015
July 07, 2015, 2:00am

Throughout the years, Kirk Kerkorian was a man of extraordinary generosity. He rarely sought attention or acknowledgement for his contributions.

In 1969 I opened Mr. Kerkorian’s International Hotel in Las Vegas. Not until New Year’s Eve 1993 did I return for the opening of his magnificent MGM Grand Hotel. At that time, because of his generous contribution to my foundation, I was able to give support to the fight against AIDS and the fight for Women’s & Children’s Rights and the Environment.

Then again in 2013 he joined me in the fight against Women’s Heart Disease.

He was a unique, rare and very special person and I will always be grateful to him.

— Barbra.