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Robert Six


Robert Six who is born on June 25, 1907 in California is a famous Entrepreneur. The age of Robert Six is # year old. The birth sign of Robert Six is Cancer. Robert Six has have thousand of fans and supporters in California.

BirthdayJune 25, 1907
height6' 4"
Birth SignCancer
Death DateOct 6, 1986, age 79
About Robert Six

Robert Six was well known being CEO of Continental Airlines under whose tenure from 1936 to 1981 the airline experienced its top success and expansion serving various global networks from U.S to Asia-Pacific regions. He started his career journey after receiving pilot’s license in 1929 and purchasing a small two-seater airplane starting his commercial aviation business. He also went for co-pilot job in Chinese National Aviation for a brief period when his one-plane airline went bankrupt. He came back to U.S earning 40% share of Varney Speed Lines and renaming it Continental Airlines. With Continental Airlines, he marched towards success with slow growth of airlines after World War II and winning the route between Chicago, Denver, Kansas City and Los Angeles in 1955. He soon joined the international route of Pacific in 1963 expanding the networks with best quality services and food. He served for 46 years in company retiring in 1982 after which the company declined being owned by Texas Air. He died at the age of 79 on 6th October, 1986 in Beverly Hills, California, U.S.

He was the recipient of Colorado Aviation Hall of Fame in 1971 and was also inducted to National Aviation Hall of Fame in 1980.

Robert Six Before Fame

He got married three times first one was with Henriette Ruggles getting separated in 1952. He then married Ethel Merman in 1953 getting separated officially in 1960. His next and last marriage was one years later with Audrey Meadows in 1961 that continued till his death.


He was good friend of Edward Acker, former chairman of the board of Pan American Airways.

Robert Six Family Life

He was born on 25th June, 1907 in Stockton, California, U.S to Clarence Logan Six, who was a plastic surgeon. He attended high school but dropped out and continued job in factory. Before fame, he used to work as merchant seaman and bill collector in public utility Company in San Francisco where he soon got fired as he used to go for flying lessons on company time.

Associated With

The Airline merged with Pioneer Airlines in 1953 expanding network to 16 more cities.

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