Jack L. Warner, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Jack L. Warner

Canadian-born American film executive

Date of Birth: 02-Aug-1892

Place of Birth: London, Ontario, Canada

Date of Death: 09-Sep-1978

Profession: screenwriter, executive producer, film director, business executive, film producer, producer

Nationality: Canada, United States

Zodiac Sign: Leo

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About Jack L. Warner

  • Jack Leonard Warner (August 2, 1892 – September 9, 1978), born Jacob Warner, was a Canadian-American film executive who was the president and driving force behind the Warner Bros.
  • Studios in Burbank, California.
  • Warner's career spanned some 45 years, its duration surpassing that of any other of the seminal Hollywood studio moguls.As co-head of production at Warner Bros.
  • Studios, he worked with his brother, Sam Warner, to procure the technology for the film industry's first talking picture.
  • After Sam's death, Jack clashed with his surviving older brothers, Harry and Albert Warner.
  • He assumed exclusive control of the film production company in the 1950s, when he secretly purchased his brothers' shares in the business after convincing them to participate in a joint sale of stocks.Although Warner was feared by many of his employees and inspired ridicule with his uneven attempts at humor, he earned respect for his shrewd instincts and tough-mindedness.
  • He recruited many of Warner Bros.' top stars and promoted the hard-edged social dramas for which the studio became known.
  • Given to decisiveness, Warner once commented, "If I'm right fifty-one percent of the time, I'm ahead of the game."Throughout his career, he was viewed as a contradictory and enigmatic figure.
  • Although he was a staunch Republican, Warner encouraged film projects that promoted the agenda of Democratic President Franklin D.
  • Roosevelt's New Deal.
  • He opposed European fascism and criticized Nazi Germany well before America's involvement in World War II.
  • An opponent of communism, after the war Warner appeared as a friendly witness before the House Un-American Activities Committee, voluntarily naming screenwriters who had been fired as suspected communists or sympathizers.
  • Despite his controversial public image, Warner remained a force in the motion picture industry until his retirement in the early 1970s.

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