Film industry leader who played a significant role in the merging of the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film studio.
Early in his career, he worked with Marcus Loew in the movie theater business.
Although his career coincided with the rise of the television era, he refused to become involved with the world of TV.
After a failed first marriage, he married Pansy Wilcox.
He was able to attract such talents as Joan Crawford to MGM Studios.