About this Famous Person
American business magnate, socialite, and hotel heir
Source : Tim DOWLING
Hilton was born in Dallas, Texas, the son of Mary Adelaide (née Barron) and Conrad Nicholson Hilton, founder of Hilton Hotels. Hilton grew up with three siblings: Conrad Nicholson Hilton, Jr., Eric Michael Hilton, and Constance Francesca Hilton. His father was of half Norwegian and half German descent, and his mother was from Kentucky.
He served in the Navy during World War II, as a photographer. Hilton became fascinated by aviation, and attended University of Southern California Aeronautical School at age nineteen, where he earned his twin-engine rating.