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Alexander Pantages
Birth: 1867
Regional unit of Cyclades
South Aegean, Greece
Death: Feb. 17, 1936
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Theatrical Entrepreneur. He was born Pericles Pantages on the Greek island of Andros. He came to the United States in the late 1890s, living in San Francisco before moving to the Yukon Territory during the Klondike gold rush. While there, he operated a vaudeville and burlesque theatre. In 1902 he moved to Seattle, Washington where he opened the first of several vaudeville and motion picture houses. By 1920, he owned more than thirty theatres and had management contracts to operate about fifty others throughout the western United States and Canada; these formed the "Pantages Circuit." Convicted of rape in 1929, he was exonerated in 1931 but was forced to sell his circuit houses to cover his legal expenses. He retired from entertainment and spent his remaining years racing the horses he raised. (bio by: Thom Painter) 
Family links: 
  Lois Mendenhall Pantages (1884 - 1941)*
  Rodney Alexander Pantages (1905 - 1986)*
  Lloyd Alexander Pantages (1907 - 1987)*
  Carmen Elrene Pantages Considine (1909 - 1998)*
*Calculated relationship
Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale)
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Sanct. of Benediction, GM, Memorial Terrace, Lot 0, Space 5428
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Record added: Jan 01, 2001
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