1873- Born on January 7
- A pioneer in the American film industry who helped Develop the star system.
1910 - Formed Loew’s consolidated with Marcus Loew
- This gave him control of a large chain of film theaters.
1912 - The Engadine Corporation, which he started to show Queen Elizabeth, a four-reeler starring Sarah Bernhardt, led to the organization of famous Players in famous plays and hiring of big-name stars with whom he hoped to produce film versions of popular stage show.
1916 - He merged with Jesse L. Lasky’s feature plays, and the next year took charge of famous players-Lasky’s distribution company, Paramount, which later combined with production company and movie-theater chain.
1935 - He served as president of Paramount.
1976 - Died on June 10
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