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George Kirke Spoor

Born: Dec 18, 1871

Death: Nov 24, 1953

Birthplace: Highland Park

Profession: Film Producer

Nationality: United States

George Kirke Spoor

Date of Birth : Dec 18, 1871
Date of Death : Nov 24, 1953
Birth Place : Highland Park

George Kirke Spoor was an early film pioneer who, with Gilbert M. "Broncho Billy" Anderson, founded Essanay Studios in Chicago in 1907. He was a founding partner of V-L-S-E, Incorporated, a film distribution firm, in 1915.


  • Film Producer

Also known as

  • George Spoor


  • Marvin Spoor
  • Catherine Stressinger


  • Ada May Thompson


  • Gertrude Keith Spoor

Awards Won

  • Academy Honorary Award
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