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Sam Warner

Biography

Co-founder from the Warner Bros. Studios together with his brothers Albert and Jack port. He used to possess a bicycle store. He helped generate the film The Jazz Vocalist starring Al Johnson. He previously a daughter along with his wife Lina Basquette whom he wedded in 1925. He caused John Barrymore.

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Full Name Sam Warner
Date Of Birth August 10, 1887
Died October 5, 1927, Los Angeles, California, United States
Place Of Birth Poland
Profession Film Producer
Nationality Polish, American
Spouse Lina Basquette
Children Lita Warner
Parents Pearl Leah Eichelbaum, Benjamin Warner
Siblings Jack L. Warner, Harry Warner, Albert Warner, Milton Warner, Anna Warner, Sadie Warner, David Warner, Fannie Warner, Henry Warner, Rose Warner
Movies A Dangerous Adventure, Kaiser's Finish
Star Sign Leo

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#Fact
1Co-founded (with brother Harry M. Warner) distribution company Warners Features Inc. in 1910, which was reorganized as United Film Service in 1915.
2Of all the Warners, Sam was the studio's driving force behind technological innovation, literally dragging his reluctant brothers into the future of film. Somewhat ironically, however, he never envisioned the Vitaphone process being used for dialog. By all accounts he saw it as a cost-saving device to theaters that would enable them to eliminate live orchestras (or, in rural theaters, a piano player) that typically accompanied silent movies. He saw the Vitaphone as a means to distinguish Warners from the more prominent studios in Hollywood. Al Jolson's brief synchronized talking bits in The Jazz Singer (1927) as much as his singing proved sensational to audiences, Sadly, Sam would not live to see the full promise of talkies realized, and his fragile Vitaphone disc process would be quickly surpassed by the vastly superior Fox Movietone sound-on-film system.
3Sam's death resulted in the surviving three Warner brothers missing the premiere of The Jazz Singer (1927) (they were on a train headed to Los Angeles for the funeral), which would have been the greatest night of their professional lives.
4Uncle of Jack Warner Jr.
5Co-founder of Warner Brothers Pictures, Inc., along with older brother Harry M. Warner (president of the company) and younger brothers Albert Warner (treasurer) and Jack L. Warner (executive in charge of production). Sam was the studio's chief executive officer until his death.


Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Girl from the West1923executive producer
The Lost City1920producer
Kaiser's Finish1918producer - as S.L. Warner
Raiders of the Mexican Border1912Short producer - uncredited
Peril of the Plains1912producer - uncredited

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Dangerous Adventure1922
Peril of the Plains1912

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Dangerous Adventure1922screenplay
Open Your Eyes1919story - as S.L. Warner

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
American Masters2008TV Series documentaryHimself
The Brothers Warner2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
Here's Looking at You, Warner Bros.1991TV Movie documentaryHimself
Hollywood1980TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
The Voice That Thrilled the World1943ShortHimself (uncredited)

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1960Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameMotion PictureOn 8 February 1960. At 6201 Hollywood Blvd.


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#Trademark
1Father of Talking Films


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