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Jacqueline "Jaki" Baskow

In 1976, Jacqueline “Jaki” Baskow was an aspiring actress when she and a friend accepted an invitation to worked in a movie studio in Las Vegas. She had three-hundred dollars to her name, a dream and lots of dynamic energy.   Though the movie studio offer did not materialize as she hoped—the  invitation had come from Batman co-creator Bob Kane—Jaki’s trajectory into Las Vegas, working with talents and planning events became an over forty year career.

Jaki was born in 1951 and grew up Jewish in Camden, New Jersey where her father was a murder victim; her tenacious effort to find the perpetrator included the help of celebrity detective Joe Schillaci. She has worked with a colorful array of A-list entertainers and events in her successful business, Baskow and Associates. 

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