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Jack L. Warner

Born: Aug 2, 1892

Death: Sep 9, 1978

Birthplace: London

Profession: Film Producer

Nationality: Canada

Jack L. Warner

Date of Birth : Aug 2, 1892
Date of Death : Sep 9, 1978
Birth Place : London

Jack Leonard "J. L." Warner, born Jacob Warner in London, Ontario, was a Canadian-born American film executive who was the president and driving force behind the Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, California. Warner's career spanned some forty-five 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.

Profession


  • Film Producer
  • Film director
  • Businessperson

Also known as


  • J.L. Warner
  • John Eichelbaum
  • Itzhak Eichelbaum
  • Jack Warner Snr.
  • Jack Wonsal
  • Jacob Warner
  • Jack Leonard Warner
  • Jack Leonard "J.L." Warner
  • Jack Warner Sr.
  • Jack Sr.
  • John Leonard Warner
  • Leon Zuardo
  • Jack Wonskolaser
  • Jack L. Warner

Parents


  • Benjamin Warner
  • Pearl Leah Eichelbaum

Spouse


  • Ann Page
  • Irma Warner

Children


  • Jack M. Warner
  • Barbara Warner

Awards Won


  • Academy Award for Best Picture
  • Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award
  • Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
  • DGA Honorary Life Member Award
  • David di Donatello for Best Foreign Producer
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