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Devra Hall Levy

bassist, personal manager, record and concert producer, was born in New Orleans, the only child of Laura Hagen, a midwife, and John Levy, a railroad stoker in New Orleans, who later worked as a stockyard laborer in Chicago. Part of the great northern migration during and after World War I, the Levy family moved to Chicago in 1919.

A well intentioned teacher told Levy to get a job at the post office so that he d have a secure future but he had bigger ideas he imagined himself sitting behind a big desk He didn t know what he d be doing at that desk but he knew that he would be in business Levy was an entrepreneur before the word became popular Without completing high school he did work for brief time at the post office throwing mail and as a special delivery messenger but ...