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Also Known As: Died: October 21, 1990
Born: April 1, 1906 Cause of Death: heart attack
Birth Place: Mansfield, Ohio, USA Profession: Producer ...
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1928:
Hired by the Motion Picture Academy where he wrote book on advent of the talkies and helped start the annual Academy Awards
1929:
At behest of Motion Picture Academy originated lecture series for University of Southern California, which was first college course in film studies
1935:
Named executive director of the Motion Picture Academy
1935:
First film as production supervisor, "The Whole Town's Talking"
1939:
First film as producer, "You Can't Cheat an Honest Man"
1962:
Initiated first Soviet-American co-production arrangement for film "Meeting at a Far Mountain" (never filmed)

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