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 Alexander Pantages

Alexander Pantages

Birth
Andros, Regional unit of Cyclades, South Aegean, Greece
Death 17 Feb 1936 (aged 68–69)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Sanct. of Benediction, GM, Memorial Terrace, Lot 0, Space 5428
Memorial ID 2093 · View Source
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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: Beth Painter



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  • Added: 1 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 2093
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Alexander Pantages (1867–17 Feb 1936), Find A Grave Memorial no. 2093, citing Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale), Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .