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Respected Businessman. TIME Magazine's 1962 Man of the Century. Dedicated Philanthropist.

A. H. Blank dedicated his life to giving back to the Des Moines community and Blank Children's Hospital. To help carry on his legacy, we are asking you to join us TODAY on "Mr. Blank Day" - his birthday - by giving a gift to help children and families in need of your support.

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TIME Magazine's Man of The Century


Philanthropist, theater owner, TIME Magazine's Man of The Century. Not many people can say that they've been named all three of these things. A.H. Blank is the exception. From starting his career as a balloon salesman in Omaha to being named TIME Magazine's Man of The Century, Mr. Blank's life has seen it all. With a passion for the entertainment industry, Blank began with the purchase of several local theaters in Iowa, including the Casino Theater and the Garden Theatre. By 1929, Blank had acquired 35 theatres between Iowa and Nebraska...