Lido Anthony Iacocca, the automobile industry legend best known as “Lee,” died at the age of 94 on Tuesday morning, his family confirmed.A child of Italian immigrants who grow up in humble conditions, Iacocca became one of the most powerful — and best known — executives in Detroit.Iacocca rose to become president of Ford Motor in December 1970.After being fired in a dispute with company heir Henry Ford II, Iacocca joined the then-struggling Chrysler.Using both his business skills and ability to turn a phrase, he won federal loan guarantees that helped the automaker avoid a potential 1980 bankruptcy.
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