Jack L. Warner

Executive, Producer, Author
One of the original pantheon of moguls who shaped Hollywood into the global leader in filmed entertainment, Jack L. Warner was the co-founder of Warner Bros. Studios, and led the company over the course of a four-decade ... Read more »
Born: 08/02/1892 in London, Ontario, CA

Filmography

Producer (54)

1776 1972 (Movie)

(Producer)

Dirty Little Billy 1972 (Movie)

(Producer)

Camelot 1966 (Movie)

(Producer)

My Fair Lady 1964 (Movie)

(Producer)

Christmas in Connecticut 1945 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Casablanca 1942 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

This Is the Army 1942 (Movie)

(Producer)

Yankee Doodle Dandy 1942 (Movie)

(Producer)

High Sierra 1940 (Movie)

(Producer)

Million Dollar Baby 1940 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Strawberry Blonde 1940 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Wagons Roll at Night 1940 (Movie)

(Producer)

All This, and Heaven Too 1939 (Movie)

(Producer)

Brother Orchid 1939 (Movie)

(Producer)

Brother Rat and a Baby 1939 (Movie)

(Producer)

Invisible Stripes 1939 (Movie)

(Producer)

It All Came True 1939 (Movie)

(Producer)

Knute Rockne - All American 1939 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Santa Fe Trail 1939 (Movie)

(Producer)

Virginia City 1939 (Movie)

(Producer)

'Til We Meet Again (Movie)

(Producer)

Blackwell's Island (Movie)

(Producer)

Deep Valley (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet (Movie)

(Producer)

Hollywood Canteen (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Housewife (Movie)

(Producer)

June Bride (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Make Your Own Bed (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

No Time for Comedy (Movie)

(Producer)

Nora Prentiss (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Northern Pursuit (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Objective, Burma! (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Old Acquaintance (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

One Foot in Heaven (Movie)

(Producer)

Outward Bound (Movie)

(Producer)

Saturday's Children (Movie)

(Producer)

Silver River (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Admiral Was a Lady (Movie)

(Producer)

The Cabin in the Cotton (Movie)

(Producer)

The Corn Is Green (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Fighting 69th (Movie)

(Producer)

The Green Pastures (Movie)

(Producer)

The Lady with Red Hair (Movie)

(Producer)

The Letter (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Man I Love (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Man Who Cheated Himself (Movie)

(Producer)

The Man Who Played God (Movie)

(Producer)

The Man Who Talked Too Much (Movie)

(Producer)

The Sea Hawk (Movie)

(Producer)

The Sea Wolf (Movie)

(Producer)

They Made Me a Criminal (Movie)

(Producer)

Torrid Zone (Movie)

(Producer)

Winter Meeting (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Yes, My Darling Daughter (Movie)

(Producer)
Production Management (1)

The Old Maid (Movie)

(Production Manager)

Biography

One of the original pantheon of moguls who shaped Hollywood into the global leader in filmed entertainment, Jack L. Warner was the co-founder of Warner Bros. Studios, and led the company over the course of a four-decade career that saw him earn a reputation as one of the industry's most successful - and despicable - figures. Warner entered the business with his brothers Harry, Sam and Albert, and collectively launched Warner Bros. in 1923. He quickly established himself as the dominant force among the family through a combination of shrewd negotiations and unbridled ruthlessness. Though he would oversee some of the most acclaimed films of the 20th century, including the first "talking picture," "The Jazz Singer" (1927), as well as "The Public Enemy" (1931), "The Maltese Falcon" (1941), "Casablanca" (1942) and "Giant" (1956), he dismissed anyone who displeased him, from top actors and screenwriters to his own brothers, whom he would ouster from their own company. When he was himself removed from Warner Bros. in 1969, Jack Warner was among the last of the great Hollywood movers and shakers, the men who helped to create the Hollywood dream, and who ruled it with an iron fist.

Relationships

Ann Boyar

Wife

Jack Warner

Son
Died in March 1995 at age 79

Albert Warner

Brother
Born in 1884 died in 1967

Harry Warner

Brother
Born in 1881 died in 1958

Sam Warner

Brother
Born in 1888 died in 1927

Milestones

Moved to USA as child

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