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Memorable Manitobans: Irvine “Irv” Robbins (1917-2008)


Born at Winnipeg on 6 December 1917, he moved to the United States where he opened his first ice cream store, at Glendale, California, in December 1945 after his discharge from the US Army. It eventually grew into the Baskin-Robbins ice cream chain. He died at Rancho Mirage, California on 5 May 2008.


“Co-founder of Baskin-Robbins”, Arlington Daily Herald, 7 May 2008, page 48.

Irv Robbins, Wikipedia.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 22 January 2012

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