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Jack Warner


B: August 2, 1892 in London, Ontario
D: September 9, 1978 in Los Angeles, California

Born Jack Leonard Eichelbaum, Jack Warner was one of the famous Warner Brothers to venture into the movie business in 1905. In 1912 they began film production and founded the Warner Bros. studio in the mid 1920s. One of its greatest early success was the release of The Jazz Singer, the first successful motion picture with synchronized sound. The “talkies” had arrived. The studio’s reputation was solidified in the 1930s with a series of gangster films starring their new discoveries, James Cagney and, later, Humphrey Bogart. They were also famous for their dazzling musicals, most notably 42nd Street which launched the career of Ruby Keeler in 1933. It is impossible to list all of the projects in which he was involved at the studio level, but we have included a select list of the films in which he was either Producer or Executive Producer during a career that lasted more than 50 years.

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