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Harry Cohn

President and Production Director of Columbia Pictures
Born Jul 23, 1891

Harry Cohn was the American president and production director of Columbia Pictures.

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1891 Birth Born on July 23, 1891.


1919 27 Years Old In 1919, Cohn joined with his brother and Joe Brandt to found CBC Film Sales Corporation. … Read More


1923 31 Years Old Cohn was married to Rose Barker from 1923 to 1941, and to actress Joan Perry (1911–1996) from July 1941 until his death in 1958. … Read More


1933 41 Years Old …  Cohn is said to have kept a signed photograph of Benito Mussolini, whom he met in Italy in 1933, on his desk until the beginning of World War II. (Columbia produced the documentary Mussolini Speaks in 1933, narrated by Lowell Thomas.) Cohn also had a number of ties to organized crime. … Read More
1934 42 Years Old Cohn hired the Three Stooges in 1934 and, according to Stooge Larry Fine, "he thought we brought him luck."


1957 65 Years Old Cohn kept the Stooges on his payroll until the end of 1957. … Read More
1958 67 Years Old Cohn was the last Hollywood movie mogul of the studio system era, retaining power after the departures of rivals such as Darryl F. Zanuck and Louis B. Mayer. He suffered a sudden heart attack in February 1958 at the Arizona Biltmore Hotel in Phoenix, Arizona, shortly after having finished dinner, and died in an ambulance en route to St. Joseph's Hospital. … Read More
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