Mayer, Louis Burt

   US film producer. As head of Metro- Goldwyn-Mayer (formed in 1924), ‘L.B.’ was one of the most powerful movie moguls in Hollywood. Among the stars he established were Greta Garbo, Clark Gable, Judy Garland and Elizabeth Taylor. He was president of the Association of Motion Picture Producers (1931– 6).

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  • MAYER, LOUIS BURT — (1885–1957), U.S. motion picture executive. Born in Russia, he was taken to Canada at the age of two. In 1907 Mayer bought a burlesque theater in Haverhill, Massachusetts, began showing films there, and soon owned all the theaters in the city.… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Mayer,Louis Burt — May·er (māʹər), Louis Burt. 1885 1957. Russian born American motion picture producer who formed a film company (1918) and merged with Samuel Goldwyn to form Metro Goldwyn Mayer (1924). His productions include Ben Hur (1926) and Dinner at Eight… …   Universalium

  • Louis Burt Mayer — Louis B. Mayer (* angeblich 4. Juli 1885 in Minsk, Weißrussland; † 29. Oktober 1957 in Los Angeles, Kalifornien; eigentlich Lazar Mayer oder Eliezer Meir) war ein US amerikanischer Filmproduzent. Mayer ist bekannt als Erfinder des Star Systems in …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Louis Burt Mayer — noun United States filmmaker (born in Russia) who founded his own film company and later merged with Samuel Goldwyn (1885 1957) • Syn: ↑Mayer, ↑Louis B. Mayer • Instance Hypernyms: ↑film maker, ↑filmmaker, ↑film producer, ↑movie maker …   Useful english dictionary

  • Louis Burt Mayer — ➡ Mayer * * * …   Universalium

  • Louis B Mayer — [Louis B Mayer] (Louis Burt Mayer 1885–1957) one of the people who established the US film company ↑MGM in 1924. As head of the company (until 1951) he became one of the most powerful men in ↑Hollywood. He also helped to create the ↑Academy of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Louis B. Mayer — For the North Carolina jurist, see Louis B. Meyer. Louis B. Mayer Mayer in 1953 Born Lazar Meir July 12, 1884 Dymer, Ukraine Died October 29, 1957 …   Wikipedia

  • Mayer — /muy euhr/ or, Ger., /muy euhrdd/ for 1; /may euhr/ for 2; /muy euhr/ for 3, n. 1. Julius Robert von /joohl yeuhs rob euhrt von/; Ger. /yooh lee oos rddoh berddt feuhn/, 1814 78, German physicist. 2. Louis B(urt) /berrt/, 1885 1957, U.S. motion… …   Universalium

  • Mayer — noun 1. United States filmmaker (born in Russia) who founded his own film company and later merged with Samuel Goldwyn (1885 1957) • Syn: ↑Louis B. Mayer, ↑Louis Burt Mayer • Instance Hypernyms: ↑film maker, ↑filmmaker, ↑film producer, ↑movie… …   Useful english dictionary

  • louis — /looh ee/; Fr. /lwee/, n., pl. louis /looh eez/; Fr. /lwee/. See louis d or. [1680 90] * * * (as used in expressions) Henry Louis Aaron Agassiz Jean Louis Rodolphe Aragon Louis Louis Andrieux Armstrong Louis Barrault Jean Louis Barthou Jean Louis …   Universalium

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