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Adolph Zukor

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Adolph Zukor (January 7, 1873June 10, 1976) founded Paramount Pictures Studios in 1913, and became one of the greatest film moguls of all time.

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Adolph Zukor

He was born in Ricse, Hungary, which was then a part of the Austro-Hungarian empire, and immigrated to America in 1889, at the age of 16. He became involved in the motion picture industry when he began work at a theater in 1893. Starting as a floor sweeper, he worked his way up to film distributor. With Daniel Frohman he formed an early production studio, Famous Players, whose primary goal was to bring noted stage actors to the screen. The studio evolved into Paramount, of which he served as president until 1936. He revolutionized the film industry by organizing production, distribution, and exhibition within a single company.

Zukor was also an accomplished director and producer. He retired from Paramount Studios in 1959 and thereafter assumed Chairman Emeritus status, a position he held up until his death at the age of 103 in Los Angeles, California, USA.de:Adolph Zukor

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