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Jacob Jerome "Jack" Gross
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Birth: Jul. 29, 1902
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
Death: Mar. 12, 1964
London
Greater London, England

Jack J. Gross was a motion picture and television producer. Gross began working as an usher after school in New York City, as a projectionist in St. Joseph, Missouri, and as a theater manager in Eldorado Kansas, Minneapolis, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, before being appointed western division manager of RKO Theaters. In 1939, Gross became a producer at Universal Pictures, remaining there until 1943, when he was appointed executive producer at RKO. Gross joined Philip N. Krasne in 1952 to form Gross-Krasne, Inc, a pioneer American independent producer of television films. They produced, among other programs, the Big Town television series. Gross-Krasne also acquired the rights to O. Henry's stories and filmed 39 half-hour O. Henry Playhouse television shows. In 1952, Gross-Krasne bought the California Studios (now the Raleigh Studios) where many of their productions were filmed. 
 
Note: Gross died suddenly of basilar cerebral thrombosis while on a business trip to London.
 
Burial:
Barkingside Garden of Rest Cemetery
Barkingside
London Borough of Redbridge
Greater London, England
Plot: cremated, ashes scattered
 
Created by: kraus
Record added: Jan 26, 2014
Find A Grave Memorial# 124199057
Jacob Jerome Jack Gross
Added by: kraus
 
 
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