1922 - Born in Brooklyn, New York.
1942 - At the age of 20 he started out as a William Morris agent (He changed his name at that time).
1951 - He started his own talent agency, Ashley-Famous, which was acquired by Kinney National Company.
1969 - He suggested Kinney head Steve Ross to acquire the cash-stripped film company Warner Bros.-Seven Arts.
1981 - Became CEO of the movie studio.
2002 - Died in August aged 80 of Leukemia after a long illness.
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