Bud Barsky (Isador J. Barsky)

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Odessa, Kherson Governorate, Russian Empire [now Ukraine]
Born Isador J. Barsky in the Ukraine in 1891, Bud Barsky emigrated to the US as a young man, gained experience in the film business with various production companies in New York, made his way to Hollywood, and by the time he was in his 20s had already become an independent producer. His career was interrupted by military service in World War I, and upon his discharge he went to work for several production companies in the Midwest before heading to Hollywood again. Read more...