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Harry Warner


Influential film professional who co-founded Warner Bros. Photos along with his three brothers Albert, Sam, and Jack port. He opened up his 1st business, a bike store, in 1899. He was the chief executive of Warner Bros. Photos until 2 yrs before his loss of life. He was wedded to longtime sweetheart Rea Levinson on August 23, 1907. The few had three kids: Lewis, Doris, and Betty. He helped to build up the profession of Hollywood movie director Michael Curtiz .

Quick Facts

Full Name Harry Warner
Date Of Birth December 12, 1881
Died July 25, 1958, Los Angeles, California, United States
Place Of Birth Krasnosielc, Poland
Profession Entrepreneur
Nationality American, Polish
Spouse Rea Levinson
Children Doris Warner, Betty Warner, Lewis Warner
Parents Benjamin Warner, Pearl Leah Eichelbaum
Siblings Jack L. Warner, Sam Warner, Albert Warner, Milton Warner, Sadie Warner, Fannie Warner, Henry Warner, David Warner, Anna Warner, Rose Warner
Awards Academy Honorary Award
Movies The Aero-Nut, Red Hot Tires
Star Sign Sagittarius

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1Co-founded (with brother Sam Warner) distribution company Warners Features Inc. in 1910, which was reorganized as United Film Service in 1915.
2He also had a son called Lewis J. Warner, who died in 1931, he was only 22.
3In Washington during 1941, as president of Warner Bros., he gave evidence to the Commission of Inquiry on "cinematographic propaganda" in the defense of his works when accused of making "militarism and incitement to war".
4Daughter: Doris Warner, who later married producer Mervyn LeRoy. Granddaughters: Linda LeRoy Janklow, wife of literary agent Mort Janklow; and Cass Warner.
5Uncle of Jack Warner Jr., and great-grandfather of actor Cole Hauser. Cole's maternal grandmother, Betty Warner, was Harry's daughter, with his wife, Rea Levinson. Harry's son-in-law, and Cole's maternal grandfather, was producer Milton Sperling.
6Co-founder of Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc., along with brothers Sam Warner (the company's CEO), Albert Warner (the treasurer) and Jack L. Warner (executive in charge of production).
7Sources conflict on whether he was born in Russia or Poland.
8Oldest of 12 children.



The Charge of the Light Brigade1936executive producer - uncredited
The Window Trimmer1920Short producer
Trouble1920/IIShort producer
Ship Ahoy1920/IIShort producer
Cleaning Up1920/IShort producer
The Aero Nut1920Short producer
The Lost City1920producer
Speed1919Short producer
My Four Years in Germany1918producer



The Friendship Train1948Documentary shortHimself
Cavalcade of the Academy Awards1940Documentary shortHimself (as Harry Warner)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

Warner at War2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
American Masters2008TV Series documentaryHimself
The Brothers Warner2007TV Movie documentaryHimself (as Harry Warner)
Imaginary Witness: Hollywood and the Holocaust2004DocumentaryHimself
Hollywoodism: Jews, Movies and the American Dream1998TV Movie documentaryHimself
Here's Looking at You, Warner Bros.1991TV Movie documentaryHimself
Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage1983DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Henry Fonda: The Man and His Movies1982TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
The Voice That Thrilled the World1943ShortHimself (uncredited)
The Movies March On1939Short documentaryHimself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1960Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameMotion PictureOn 8 February 1960. At 6441 Hollywood Blvd.
1939Honorary AwardAcademy Awards, USA

In recognition of patriotic service in the production of historical short subjects presenting ... More

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1[in 1927, when initially told by brother Sam Warner that the studio was developing talking pictures] Who the hell wants to hear actors talk?
2It is not the challenge of dollars . . . it is the challenge of ideals and ideas! If the producers of pictures see only the dollar--then I believe those production efforts will fail.
3[Discussing the addition of sound to film with brothers Albert Warner and Sam Warner] We could ultimately develop sound to the point where people ask for talking pictures.

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