Sam Warner Rank
About Sam Warner
A significant impact on the development of the American entertainment business was made by Samuel Louis Warner, who built one of the country's biggest film and entertainment studios. Despite opposition from his contemporaries, he released “The Jazz Singer” (1927), the first motion picture with sound.
He was one of eleven children born to Polish Jews. In 1889, the family moved to Baltimore, Maryland, where they adopted the surname Warner.
He came to be known as "The Father of Talking Pictures".
Warner Brothers Studio and Other Career Highlights
Sam and his brothers traveled and exhibited motion movies in Pennsylvania and Ohio. They began acquiring movie theaters in 1903, and later ventured into film distribution. Around 1913, they started making their own movies, and made Hollywood the center of production. In 1918, they founded Warner Brothers Pictures, Inc with Harry Warner serving as president and running the New York City headquarters. The Hollywood studio was managed by Sam and Jack.
He tied the knot with American actress Lina Basquette in 1925. By Basquette, he had a daughter called Lita.
Did you know?
Warner’s family, who are Jewish, gave Basquette a tough time because she was a Catholic. Following Warner’s death in 1927, his brothers, fearing that Basquette would raise Lita a Catholic, forced her to give custody of Lita to them.
He died in 1927, aged 40. The cause of death was pneumonia.
Sam Warner Rank
F.A.Q. about Sam Warner
When is his birthday?
Sam Warner's birthday is on August 10, 1887.
In how many days is his birthday?
Sam's birthday is in 254 days
How old was Sam when he died?
He was 40 years old.
When did he die?
He died in October 5, 1927.
How old would he be today?
Sam Warner would be 136 years old if he was alive today.
Where was Sam from?
He was born in Krasnosielc, Poland.