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Motion picture producer

Arthur Hornblow, American motion picture producer. Served as 1st. Lieutenant United States Army attched to counter-espionage section of Intelligence Corps, 1918-1919. Decorated: Etoile Noire de la Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur’Honneur (France).

Background

Hornblow, Arthur was born on March 15, 1893 in New York City. Son of Arthur and Natalie (Lambert) Hornblow.

Education

Student Dartmouth, Doctor of Hebrew Literature. Student New York Law School.

Career

1 son, Michael; one son by previous marriage, John Terry. Admitted to New York bar, 1917. Wrote and produced plays in New York City, 1920-1927.

Writer for Samuel Goldwyn, Hollywood, 1927. Chief production executive, 1923-1933. Film producer, Paramount, 1933-1942.

Producer Metr-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1942-1952. Pictures produced: Ruggles of Red Gap, 1939. Gaslight, 1947; The Hucksters, 1947.

Cass Timberlane, 1948. The Asphalt Jungle, 1950. Produced film Oklahoma! for Rodgers and Hammerstein.

President Arthur Hornblow Prodns. Producer Witness for the Prosecution. The War Lover; translator plays from French for Broadway, among them, Pasteur by Sacha Guitry, 1925, The Captive by Edouard Bourdet, 1926.

Chairman theatre advisory board Dartmouth College.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author juvenile books: (with Leonora Hornblow) Animals Do the Strangest Things, Insects Are the Strangest Things, Birds Do the Strangest Things, Fish To The Strangest Things, Reptiles Do the Strangest Things, Pre-Historic Monsters Did The Strangest Things.

Membership

Served as 1st. Lieutenant United States Army attched to counter-espionage section of Intelligence Corps, 1918-1919. Decorated: Etoile Noire de la Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur’Honneur (France). Clubs: Dartmouth (New York City).

Connections

Married Leonora Schinasi, November 4, 1945.

father:
Arthur Hornblow

mother:
Natalie (Lambert) Hornblow

spouse:
Leonora Schinasi