Toys R Us Founder Charles Lazarus Dies a Week After Store Announces Bankruptcy

March 22, 2018

Charles Lazarus, the Toys R Us founder affectionately known by those who loved him as the "Toy King," has died. He was 94. He was 25 years old when he opened a baby furniture store called Children’s Bargain Town below his father’s bike shop in Washington D.C., in 1948. He eventually got out of the furniture business and into toys, renaming his business Toys R Us.'s Keleigh Nealon ( has more.

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