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||October 21, 1990
||April 1, 1906
||Cause of Death:
||Mansfield, Ohio, USA
RATE AND COMMENT
Hired by the Motion Picture Academy where he wrote book on advent of the talkies and helped start the annual Academy Awards
At behest of Motion Picture Academy originated lecture series for University of Southern California, which was first college course in film studies
Named executive director of the Motion Picture Academy
First film as production supervisor, "The Whole Town's Talking"
First film as producer, "You Can't Cheat an Honest Man"
Initiated first Soviet-American co-production arrangement for film "Meeting at a Far Mountain" (never filmed)