Charles Clarence Butt is an American grocer who took control of his household’s San Antonio-based H-E-B grocery store chain in1971 The independently held business now has more than 300 shops and $17 billion in sales, according to Forbes publication.
Finished from Notre Dame’s law school in 1924 and passed the bar however chose versus a law profession and moved into journalism.
A one-time news press reporter for the Chicago American and New York City Times, his skills as an author contributed in developing strong relationships with reporter Heywood Hale Broun and humorist Frank Sullivan, who assisted him discover preliminary deal with radio.
Appeared in numerous jazz-age Broadway musicals, consisting of “Allez Oop (1927), “Excellent Young Boy” (1928) and “Sugary Food Adeline” (1929), prior to making movies.
Passed away of a fractured skull when he lost control of his speeding convertible on Sundown Boulevard and crashed into a light post.
Buried in St. Joseph Valley cemetery in his home town of South Bend, Indiana.
Although his death in a single car crash was noted a mishap, some state that Butterworth was exceptionally despondent over the death of buddy Robert Benchley a couple of months previously and intentionally crashed his speeding cars and truck.
Twenty years later on, ended up being the motivation for cereal icon Cap’n Crunch.