Harry Warner

Harry Warner

Mazowieckie, Poland
Death 25 Jul 1958 (aged 76)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial East Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Family mausoleum, center of Garden Cone of four Warner Brothers
Memorial ID 3209 · View Source
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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.

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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Harry Warner (12 Dec 1881–25 Jul 1958), Find a Grave Memorial no. 3209, citing Home of Peace Memorial Park, East Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .