Jack L. Warner
Jack Leonard Warner (1892 – September 9, 1978) was a Canadian-American film executive. He was the president and driving force behind the Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, California. Warner’s career spanned some 45 years, its duration surpassing that of any other of the seminal Hollywood studio moguls.
About Jack L. Warner in brief
Jack Leonard Warner (1892 – September 9, 1978) was a Canadian-American film executive. He was the president and driving force behind the Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, California. Warner’s career spanned some 45 years, its duration surpassing that of any other of the seminal Hollywood studio moguls. Warner was feared by many of his employees and inspired ridicule with his uneven attempts at humor, but earned respect for his shrewd instincts and tough-mindedness. He recruited many of Warner Bros.”top stars and promoted the hard-edged social dramas for which the studio became known. Although he was a staunch Republican, Warner encouraged film projects that promoted the agenda of Democratic President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal. He opposed European fascism and criticized Nazi Germany well before America’s involvement in World War II. He died in 1978 at the age of 83, and is survived by his wife, Pearl, and their five children, all of whom were born in the U.S. He is buried at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles, California, with his wife and three of their children, including Jack, David, and Sadie, who died in 2008. He also leaves behind a wife and two sons, David and Abraham, who are still living in the United States, and a son, Hirsch, who was born in Youngstown, Ohio, and died in 2009. He had a son with his second wife, Barbara, who is still alive in New York City, and two children with his third wife, Mary, who also died in 2010.
He leaves a daughter, Barbara Warner, and one son, David Warner, both of whom are still alive. He has a son and daughter-in-law, David “David” Warner, Jr., who is also a well-known Hollywood producer and director. His son David Warner is the co-founder of Warner Brothers, which he co-founded with his brother, Sam Warner, in the late 1950s. Jack Warner died at age 83 in 1978, and he is buried in Hollywood, California; his wife is also buried in California; and his daughter, Mary Warner, died in New Jersey in 2011. He left behind a daughter and three sons, who still live in the Los Angeles area, and three step-daughters, who live in California, New York, and New Jersey. Warner died of cancer at age 80, and his son David died of lung cancer in 2012 at age 81. He will be buried in Los Angles, California,. He was buried next to his brother Sam, who he had worked with to procure the technology for the film industry’s first talking picture, The Jazz Singer. His brother Sam Warner advised Jack’s younger brother, Harry, to get out of the music business where the money is, where they pay the actors, and into the steel business where they could make more money. Jack’s older brother Harry Warner disapproved of Jack’s first steps into the business, and Jack took their tentative steps into vaudeville.