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Harry Warner
Birth: Dec. 12, 1881
Death: Jul. 25, 1958

Motion Picture Executive. Co-founder of Warner Bros., with his siblings Sam, Jack, and Albert Warner. The oldest of the four, he was born Hirsch (or Harold) Morris Eichelbaum in Krasnosielc, Poland, and arrived in the US with his family in 1883. It was at his suggestion that the family entered the movie business in 1903 by purchasing a storefront nickelodeon in Newcastle, Pennsylvania. Harry's aggressive financial acumen was key to building Warner Bros. from a Poverty Row outfit to one of Hollywood's major studios, and he served as president of the company from its incorporation in 1923 until 1956. Ironically, he was opposed to Sam Warner's experiments with sound pictures, grumbling, "Who the hell wants to hear actors talk?", and the revolutionary film "The Jazz Singer" (1927) was made over his objections. In 1956 Harry sold his interests in Warner Bros. and retired. Jack Warner succeeded him as president. (bio by: Bobb Edwards) 
 
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 Parents:
  Benjamin Warner (1857 - 1935)
  Pearl Leah Warner (1857 - 1934)
 
 Spouse:
  Rea E. Warner (1888 - 1970)
 
 Children:
  Lewis Joseph Warner (1908 - 1931)*
  Doris Warner Vidor (1912 - 1978)*
 
 Siblings:
  Harry Warner (1881 - 1958)
  Albert Warner (1884 - 1967)*
  Samuel Warner (1885 - 1927)*
  Jack Warner (1892 - 1978)*
  David Warner (1893 - 1939)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Home of Peace Memorial Park
East Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Family mausoleum, center of Garden Cone of four Warner Brothers
GPS (lat/lon): 34.02209, -118.17535
 
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Record added: Jul 19, 1998
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