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Harry E. Aitken

  • Birth 4 Oct 1877 Waukesha, Waukesha County, Wisconsin, USA
  • Death 1 Aug 1956 Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
  • Burial Waukesha, Waukesha County, Wisconsin, USA
  • Plot Section N, Lot 90
  • Memorial ID 5481614

Motion Picture Executive. A movie industry pioneer, he was one of the first to produce movies independent of Thomas Edison and the Motion Picture Patents Company. Along with his brother Roy, he founded a number of early motion picture production and distribution companies, most notable being the Mutual Film Corporation, the Epoch Producing Corporation, and the Triangle Pictures Corporation. Through a partnership with filmmaker D.W. Griffith, he produced and distributed the landmark 1915 motion picture "Birth of a Nation" to great success.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Prairie Home Staff
  • Added: 25 May 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5481614
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Harry E. Aitken (4 Oct 1877–1 Aug 1956), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5481614, citing Prairie Home Cemetery, Waukesha, Waukesha County, Wisconsin, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .