William Wadsworth Hodkinson

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Birthday
16, 1881
Birthplace
Kansas
Death Date
Jun 2, 1971 (89)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
16, 1881
Birthplace
Kansas
Death Date
Jun 2, 1971 (89)

About

Known as The Man Who Invented Hollywood. He was the founder and president of Paramount Pictures Corporation.

Before Fame

He opened a movie theater in Oregon in 1907 that charged admission.

Trivia

He designed the Paramount logo with the mountain background in 1914.

Family Life

He grew up in Kansas where he used to work as a messenger with the Western Union Telegraph Company.

Associated With

He and Walt Disney were contemporaries and competitors.

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