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Harry Warner

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c. 1918

Source: Wikipedia

Harry Morris Warner (December 12, 1881 – July 25, 1958) was a Polish-born American studio executive, one of the founders of Warner Bros., and a major contributor to the development of the film industry. Along with his three brothers (Albert, Sam and Jack) Warner played a crucial role in the film business and played a key role in establishing Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc, serving as the company president until 1956.

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  • Born: Hirsch Moses Wonsal December 12, 1881 Krasnosielc, Congress Poland, Russian Empire
  • Died: July 25, 1958 (aged 76) Los Angeles, California, U.S.
  • Resting place: Home of Peace Cemetery, East Los Angeles
  • Occupation: Film executive Co-founder of Warner Brothers
  • Years active: 1903–1958
  • Religion: Judaism
  • Spouse(s): Rea Levinson

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