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United Artists

Robert Saul Benjamin .


Student City College of New York, 1924-1928.


The deal that they struck with then-owners Charlie Chaplin and Mary Pickford was that if the company showed a profit in any one of the first three years of their management, the two would be able to purchase a 50% share of the company for one dollar. The Krim-Benjamin team quickly showed a profit, and they bought out Chaplin and Pickford to own the company outright in 1955. In 1957, they took the company public.


  • In 1979, Robert Benjamin won the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian award posthumously.


Arthur Krim