Fred Quimby

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Birthday
31, 1886
Birthplace
Minneapolis, MN
Death Date
Sep 16, 1965 (79)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
31, 1886
Birthplace
Minneapolis, MN
Death Date
Sep 16, 1965 (79)

About

Academy Award-winning producer of the popular Tom and Jerry animated shorts.

Before Fame

He worked as a journalist and managed a film theater in Montana. He previously worked for 20th Century Fox before being signed on to work with MGM.

Trivia

He won seven Academy Awards for the Tom and Jerry series, even though he tended to not get along with the animation division.

Family Life

He retired from MGM in 1955 and resided in Santa Monica until his death.

Associated With

He promoted the careers of such animation legends as William Hanna, Joseph Barbera, and Tex Avery while at MGM.