Lew Wasserman

Dates and events

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Born in Cleveland, Ohio

March 15, 1913

Accepts job at MCA from Dr Jules Stein

1936

Moves to California to help with MCA's new film division

1939

Moves up to President of MCA film division

1940

Purchased Paramount Pictures

1948

Created ReVue Productions to produce television content

1952

Purchased Universal Pictures

1958

Creates first made for T.V movie "The Hanged Man"

1964

Jules Stein makes Wasserman President of MCA

1969

Receives Jean Hershoit Humanitarian Award

1973

Takes over from Jules Stein as Chairman of the Board at MCA

1973

Created summer block buster "Jaws"

1975

Retired from MCA

1995

Dies from complications of a stroke at the age of 89

June 3, 2002

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Accepts job at MCA from Dr Jules Stein

1936