George Leon Argyros

George Leon Argyros

George Leon is an industry veteran, currently serving as Chief Strategy Officer at Hawthorne. Prior to that he was the Executive VP of Consumer Marketing for Sony Pictures Entertainment.

He was responsible for global branded entertainment and product placement as well as licensing and merchandising at the studio. Additionally, he helped launch Ghostbusters.

Early Life and Education

George Leon was born on July 16, 1906 in Ascencion Parish of Donaldsonville, Louisiana and later relocated to Baton Rouge where he became the president of Southern University.

He led a life well lived as husband, father, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin, in-law and friend. His infectious sense of humor kept everyone around him laughing and smiling.

He had a passion for sports, especially NASCAR, and enjoyed watching Notre Dame Football this year. A proud Navy man, he served his country honorably for seven and half years. Survived by his wife Jeannie; children Zach, Jessie Rob (Boehringer), Nate, and Katie; all of whom will miss him dearly. If you would like to send flowers or plant a tree in his memory please visit our floral store today.

Professional Career

Leon has been a professional hitman for several years. He resides in the Little Italy neighborhood of New York City and works for mobster Tony.

He reluctantly takes in 12-year-old Mathilda Lando, a girl who has been living with her dysfunctional family in an apartment down the hall from him. Soon enough, Mathilda decides she wants to become a hitman herself and learns his craft from Leon.

Mathilda becomes embroiled in the drama when corrupt Drug Enforcement Administration agent Norman Stansfield (Gary Oldman) murders her parents. She becomes the target of Stansfield’s wrath and becomes his target. He sends an NYPD ESU team to kidnap her, but Leon foils their plans by ambushing them and saving Mathilda while also killing two of Stansfield’s men.

Achievements and Honors

George Leon, a renowned composer and conductor, has earned numerous honors throughout her career that spans over half a century. She recently was named to the Kennedy Center Honors list alongside George Clooney, Gladys Knight, Amy Grant and Irish rockers U2.

Leon was born in Havana, Cuba and has made a name for herself as an influential member of the music scene as well as an esteemed educator and advisor. She founded Dance Theatre of Harlem, initiated the Brooklyn Philharmonic Community Concert Series, and co-founded American Composers Orchestra’s Sonidos de las Americas festivals.

She has served as New Music Advisor to the New York Philharmonic and is founder/Artistic Director of Composers Now – a presenting, commissioning and advocacy organization for living composers. Her orchestral work Stride, commissioned by the Philharmonic to commemorate the centennial of the 19th Amendment, won her the 2021 Pulitzer Prize in Music.

Personal Life

One of George Leon’s greatest contributions was creating Phoenix House, an innovative treatment facility for drug addicts. Additionally, he authored the book Therapeutic Community: Theory, Model and Method on this subject.

He was a member of the First Church of Christ – Christian in Niles and is survived by his wife Janelle Ann Bybee; daughters Kathleen (Ron) Ballard from New York, Patricia Martin from Mishawaka, Tristie Coleman in Niles and Cassandra Bliss Reichanadter living on Barron Lake Road in Niles; six grandchildren including Drew Ober, Amanda Castillo Alexander Reichanadter Jessica Garvin Brian J. Garvin Deanna Corbett plus one sister Joan Cook from South Bend.

Leon is an accomplished businessman, boasting a long list of accomplishments to his credit. He founded and serves as CEO of Cakewalk Entertainment, a full-service promotional marketing and entertainment agency that brings properties and brands beyond the screen into consumers’ everyday lives.

Net Worth

George Leon Argyros was an accomplished real estate investor, former United States Ambassador to Spain and owner of Major League Baseball’s Seattle Mariners. Born May 2, 1937 in Detroit, Michigan on a farm farm, Argyros passed away September 19 at 77 years old.

A feud within the Leon family, between the CEO of a storied Canadian furniture company and his widow, has escalated into an intense court battle that serves to illustrate how wealth can tear families apart.

Anita Leon, Tom’s widow, contends that his three brothers are misappropriating special shares within an estate trust set up for tax purposes. This case is just the latest in a long-running series of high-profile family estate disputes involving tycoons, heirs and their siblings.

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