Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Lew Wasserman ~ A Biography

Lew Wasserman on Findagrave

Birth: Mar. 15, 1913
Cuyahoga County
Ohio, USA

Death: Jun. 3, 2002, USA

Lew Wasserman helped build an entertainment empire. He was the chairman and Chief Executive of MCA, Inc., parent of Universal Studios.. In 1990 MCA was sold and Wasserman was kept as a manager. Five years later he retired from management but kept the honarary title of Chairman Emeritus. He was on the Board of Directors until 1998. He was with MCA for more than 50 years, and he and its late founder, Jules Stein, built an entertainment giant, as well as running the famous "back lot" tour of Universal Studios. During his rein there some of the publics most favorite movies and television shows were made, including "Back To The Future" and "Miami Vice". Born in Cleveland where he worked selling candy, as an usher in a movie theatre and managed a night club, he married Edith Beckerman in 1936. A longtime friend of President Ronald Reagan, Mr. Wasserman was one of the last "old-time" movie moguls. He was 89. 

(bio by: Julie Karen Hancock (Cooper) Jackson) 

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