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 The Big Show (1957)
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Born: April 9, 1885 Hungary
Died: February 20, 1958 Los Angeles, CA
Al was at one time a burlesque house usher and in 1912, a field manager for Famous Players and in the early 1920's Lichtman owned and operated his own distribution company. He served as an executive for Famous Players, MGM, United Artists and 20th Century Fox and was a major figure in the development of CinemaScope. In 1919 he worked with Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, D.W. Griffith and William S. Hart in the formation of United Artists distributing company of which he became president. Lichtman later served as President of ‘Preferred Pictures.’

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