Harry Warner

Name:
Harry Warner
Role:
President
Born:
1881
Died:
1958

About

President, Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc. Oldest of the four Warner brothers.  Emigrated from Russia as a child in 1883. With other Warner brothers, he opened their first theatre in Newcastle, Pa. in 1903, then a film exchange at Pittsburgh in 1905, and later a production branch called Warner Features, which failed in 1913. In 1917 the brothers reunited to make an adaptation of James W. Gerard's book, My Four Years in Germany. as a picture. . In 1923 they formed Warner Bros. Pictures, acquiring Vitagraph in 1924 and First National in 1929. They also built up a theatre chain, acquiring the Stanley theatre chain in 1932. Harry Warner was the executive head of Warner Bros. throughout its development.

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