Louis B. Mayer

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Birthday
12, 1884
Birthplace
Minsk, Belarus
Death Date
Oct 29, 1957 (73)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
12, 1884
Birthplace
Minsk, Belarus
Death Date
Oct 29, 1957 (73)

About

Producer and owner of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), which made stars out of Clark Gable and Fred Astaire.

Before Fame

He renovated a theater called The Orpheum in 1907.

Trivia

He was portrayed by Howard De Silva in Mommie Dearest, the 1981 biopic about actress Joan Crawford.

Family Life

He had two children and was married several times. His last marriage was to Lorena Layson in 1948.

Associated With

He elicited different opinions from stars: some, like Katharine Hepburn, liked him, while others, like Elizabeth Taylor, thought he was a monster.