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Blut, Arlene


Arlene Blut was born July 30, 1940 in Duluth, Minnesota, where she attended a Conservative Jewish. She met Michael Peikoff while attending the University of Minnesota, and they married before he began medical school in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Blut followed her husband’s residencies and fellowships to California, Michigan, and Manitoba before they came to Las Vegas, Nevada in 1971.

After her divorce in 1975, Blut began working at the Jockey Club, founded the Meadows Playhouse, Las Vegas’ first professional black box theater, and started Renta Yenta, the valley’s first full-service event planning business. In 1980, she married tax attorney Jerry Blut in a Renta-Yenta-produced, Fiddler-on-the-Roof-themed wedding at Paul Anka's Jubilation Restaurant.