Ted Mann

Born Apr 16, 1916

Ted Mann was an American businessman, involved in the film industry, and head of Mann Theatres. He famously changed the name of Grauman's Chinese Theater to Mann's Chinese Theater when he purchased the National General Theatre chain that owned it in 1973. Born in Wishek, North Dakota, Mann started off in the movie business as an usher around the time he attended the University of Minnesota in the 1930s.… Read More

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1916 Birth Born in 1916.


1969 53 Years Old The first production to his credit was 1969's The Illustrated Man, based on a Ray Bradbury book.
1973 57 Years Old He didn't stay out of the theater business for long, and purchased the troubled 276-screen National General Theatre chain in 1973.


1977 61 Years Old …  He married actress Rhonda Fleming in 1977, and they remained together until Mann died at age 84 in Los Angeles of complications from a stroke.
1986 70 Years Old Mann soon expanded the chain to 360 screens, but again sold off his theaters in 1986, this time to Gulf+Western, which later renamed itself to Paramount Communications (which itself became part of Viacom).
2001 85 Years Old Died in 2001.
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