Joseph M. Schenck

Producer · Executive Producer · Actor
IVA Star Rating : 31
From Wikipedia: Schenck was born in Rybinsk, Yaroslavl Oblast, Russia to Jewish parents. He and his family  – including younger brother Nicholas  – emigrated to New York City in 1893, he and Nicholas eventually got into the entertainment business operating concessions at New York's Fort George Amusement Park. Recognizing the potential, in 1909 the... read more

From Wikipedia: Schenck was born in Rybinsk, Yaroslavl Oblast, Russia to Jewish parents. He and his family  – including younger brother Nicholas  – emigrated to New York City in 1893, he and Nicholas eventually got into the entertainment business operating concessions at New York's Fort George Amusement Park. Recognizing the potential, in 1909 the Schenck brothers purchased Palisades Amusement Park and after that became participants in the fledgling motion picture industry as partners with Marcus Loew, operating a chain of movie theaters. In 1916, through his involvement in the film business, Joseph Schenck met and married Norma Talmadge, a top young stars with Vitagraph Studios. He would be the first of her three husbands, but she was his only wife. Schenk supervised, controlled and nurtured her career in alliance with her mother. In 1917, the couple formed the Norma Talmadge Film Corporation, which became a lucrative enterprise. The couple divorced in 1934 and Schenck then built a home in Palm Springs, California. After parting ways with his brother, Joseph Schenck moved to the West Coast where the future of the film industry seemed to lie. Within a few years the brilliant and ambitious Schenck was made the second president of the new United Artists. In 1933 he partnered with Darryl F. Zanuck to create 20th Century Pictures that merged with Fox Film Corporation in 1935. As chairman of the new 20th Century Fox he was one of the most powerful and influential people in the film business. Caught in a payoff scheme to buy peace with the militant unions, he was convicted of income tax evasion and spent time in prison before being granted a presidential pardon. Following his release, he returned to 20th Century Fox where he became infatuated with a young actress named Marilyn Monroe and played a key role in launching her career.

Born

Monday, 25 December 1876

Died

Sunday, 22 October 1961

Actor Filmography

Actor Filmography

Producer Filmography

As You Like It 1936
Under Two Flags 1936
Cardinal Richelieu 1935
The Band Concert 1935
Born to Be Bad 1934
The Last Gentleman 1934
Blood Money 1933
Ye Olden Days 1933
Mickey's Mellerdrammer 1933
Mickey's Pal Pluto 1933
Hallelujah I'm a Bum 1933
The Mad Doctor 1933
Building a Building 1933
Rain 1932
Reaching for the Moon 1931
The Bat Whispers 1930
Du Barry, Woman of Passion 1930
The Lottery Bride 1930
Abraham Lincoln 1930
The Bad One 1930
One Romantic Night 1930
Be Yourself! 1930
New York Nights 1929
Eternal Love 1929
The Woman Disputed 1928
Tempest 1928
Steamboat Bill, Jr. 1928
College 1927
The General 1926
The Duchess of Buffalo 1926
Battling Butler 1926
The Eagle 1925
Go West 1925
Her Sister from Paris 1925
Seven Chances 1925
The Navigator 1924
Sherlock Jr. 1924
Our Hospitality 1923
Ashes of Vengeance 1923
Three Ages 1923
The Love Nest 1923
The Balloonatic 1923
Day Dreams 1922
The Electric House 1922
The Frozen North 1922
The Blacksmith 1922
My Wife's Relations 1922
The Primitive Lover 1922
Cops 1922
Smilin' Through 1922
The Paleface 1922
The Play House 1921
The Goat 1921
The 'High Sign' 1921
The Haunted House 1921
Neighbors 1920
Convict 13 1920
One Week 1920
The Garage 1920
A Daughter of Two Worlds 1920
The Hayseed 1919
Back Stage 1919
The New Moon 1919
The Heart of Wetona 1919
The Forbidden City 1918
The Cook 1918
Her Only Way 1918
Good Night, Nurse! 1918
Moonshine 1918
The Bell Boy 1918
Out West 1918
A Country Hero 1917
Coney Island 1917
Oh Doctor! 1917
His Wedding Night 1917
The Rough House 1917
A Reckless Romeo 1917
The Butcher Boy 1917
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