Influential film executive who co-founded Warner Bros. Pictures with his three brothers Albert, Sam, and Jack.
He opened his first business, a bicycle shop, in 1899.
He was the president of Warner Bros. Pictures until two years before his death.
He was married to longtime girlfriend Rea Levinson on August 23, 1907. The couple had three children: Lewis, Doris, and Betty.
He helped to develop the career of Hollywood director Michael Curtiz .