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