Sid Grauman

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Birthday
17, 1879
Birthplace
Indiana
Death Date
Mar 5, 1950 (70)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
17, 1879
Birthplace
Indiana
Death Date
Mar 5, 1950 (70)

About

Creator of the landmark Grauman's Chinese Theater in Los Angles.

Before Fame

He bought up several theaters in San Francisco using the money he and his father made during the Gold Rush. He expanded to Los Angeles with the construction of the Chinese theater and the nearby Egyptian theater.

Trivia

He was one of the few non-entertainers to receive an Academy Award. He was honored for raising the standard for film exhibition. He was also given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Family Life

His father David Grauman took young Sid with him to Klondike, Alaska, during the Gold Rush. They found no gold, but became wealthy providing entertainment to prospectors.

Associated With

He was a close friend of many of Hollywood's top actors, including Fatty Arbuckle who used Grauman's office in San Francisco to turn himself in to the police.