Carl Laemmle

Presenter, Organization founder

1867 – 1939

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Who was Carl Laemmle?

Carl Laemmle was a pioneer in American film making and a founder of one of the original major Hollywood movie studios – Universal. Laemmle produced or was otherwise involved in over four hundred films.

Regarded as one of the most important of the early film pioneers, Laemmle was born on the Radstrasse just outside the former Jewish quarter of Laupheim. He emigrated to the US in 1884, working in Chicago as a bookkeeper or office manager for 20 years. He began buying nickelodeons, eventually expanding into a film distribution service, the Laemmle Film Service.

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Born
Jan 17, 1867
Laupheim
Also known as
  • Carl Laemmle Sr.
  • Uncle Carl
  • Karl Lämmle
Spouses
Children
Religion
  • Judaism
Ethnicity
  • Jewish people
  • Germans
Nationality
  • Germany
  • United States of America
Profession
Employment
  • Universal Studios
Died
Sep 24, 1939
Los Angeles
Resting place
Home of Peace Cemetery

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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