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Adolph Zukor

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Biography

Ricse, Austria-Hungary [now Hungary]
Adolph Zukor's success began with penny arcades, offering moving peepshows that evolved into nickelodeon theaters that offered longer, larger moving pictures. On July 12, 1912, he premiered the first feature-length film, Les amours de la reine Élisabeth (1912), featuring French actress Sarah Bernhardt that ran for 40 minutes. From exhibition, Zukor moved into production, and eventually consolidated several smaller companies into what we know today as Paramount Pictures Corporation. Read more...

Actor

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Character: Himself

Hollywood 1980

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