George J. Schaefer

Name:
George J. Schaefer
Role:
(at UA in 1936) General Sales Manager
Born:
1888
Died:
1981

About

President and director, RKO-Radio Pictures, 1938. After a brief career as an automobile manufacturer, he entered the motion picture industry as secretary to Louis J. Selznick in 1914, then joined World Film Company as assistant sales manager.  In 1920 he joined Paramount as booker at the New York exchange and rose to become Division sales manager in 1926, then general sales manager and then general manager, Paramount Famous Lasky Corporation. In 1935 he became President of Famous Theatres Corporation and vice-president of the reorganized Paramount, then resigned to become general manager in charge of sales for United Artists in 1936. In 1938 he became President and director, RKO-Radio Pictures.

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