DEAD: Harry Warner

DEAD: ON THIS DATE

Harry Warner (aged 76)
Film studio executive

Harry Morris Warner (born Hirsz Mojżesz Wonsal;December 12, 1881 – July 25, 1958) was an American studio executive, one of the founders of Warner Bros., and a major contributor to the development of the film industry. Along with his three younger brothers (Albert, Sam and Jack) Warner played a crucial role in the film business and played a key role in establishing Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc, serving as the company president until 1956.

DEATH: Warner died on July 27, 1958 from a cerebralocclusion. Some people close to Harry, however, believed he died of a broken heart; Harry’s wife Rea even stated, after Harry’s funeral took place, that “he didn’t die, Jack killed him.” He was entombed at Home of Peace Cemetery in East Los Angeles, California. He left an estate valued at $6,000,000 with 50% bequeathed to his wife and 25% to each of his daughters, Doris and Betty. For his contributions to the motion picture industry, Harry Warner has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6441 Hollywood Boulevard.

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