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Also Known As: Jesse Louis Lasky, Jesse Lasky Died: January 13, 1958
Born: September 13, 1880 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: San Francisco, California, USA Profession: executive, producer, vaudevillian, impresario, bandleader, reporter, promoter

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Impresario who formed the Jesse Lasky Feature Play Company with brother-in-law Samuel Goldfish (later Goldwyn) and Cecil B. DeMille in 1913. The success of their 1914 production, "Squaw Man", put both the company and Hollywood on the map. Following a series of mergers, first with Adolph Zukor's company in 1916, the consolidated outfit was rechristened as Paramount and went on to became a major Hollywood studio. In 1932, Lasky was forced out of the organization he had helped to found and embarked on a moderately successful career as an independent producer. Lasky's son, Jesse Jr. (1908-1988), was an author and screenwriter ("Samson and Delilah" 1949, "The Ten Commandments" 1956).

Impresario who formed the Jesse Lasky Feature Play Company with brother-in-law Samuel Goldfish (later Goldwyn) and Cecil B. DeMille in 1913. The success of their 1914 production, "Squaw Man", put both the company and Hollywood on the map. Following a series of mergers, first with Adolph Zukor's company in 1916, the consolidated outfit was rechristened as Paramount and went on to became a major Hollywood studio. In 1932, Lasky was forced out of the organization he had helped to found and embarked on a moderately successful career as an independent producer. Lasky's son, Jesse Jr. (1908-1988), was an author and screenwriter ("Samson and Delilah" 1949, "The Ten Commandments" 1956).

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sister:
Blanche Lasky. Vaudevillian.
brother-in-law:
Samuel Goldwyn. Together with Lasky and Cecil B DeMille formed Jesse L Lasky Feature Play Company which later became Paramount.
son:
Jesse Lasky Jr. Author, poet, screenwriter. Born in 1908; died in 1988.
daughter:
Betty Lasky.
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"I Blow My Horn"

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