Producer of the 1956 film Around the World in 80 Days. It won the Academy Award for Best Picture.
He made a fortune in construction before the Great Depression and lost everything in the crash, all before turning 21.
His first production was inspired by a performance of The Swing Mikado, which he saw with an all-black cast.
He was married to
He collaborated on Around the World in 80 Days with David Niven.