Karen Glanger was born and raised in Pretoria, South Africa. After graduating high school studying economics and mercantile law, her family moved to Johannesburg, where she attended and later graduated from business school. She married her husband, Trevor Glanger z”l, in Johannesburg and they lived in Cape Town for their first year of marriage. Karen ran a branch of a medical distributors company and later worked for her husband’s electronics distribution business, running the accounting section. In 1976, at age 26, they began looking into moving to the United States, eventually settling in Dallas with their two young children. The Glangers started the first video store in Dallas, “Videoland”, a consumer electronics retailer, which grew immensely. An enthusiastic woman, Karen has been a great supporter of the Dallas Jewish community.
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