Adolph Zukor (/ ˈ z uː k ər /; Hungarian: Czukor Adolf; January 7, 1873 – June 10, 1976) was a Hungarian-American film producer best known as one of the three founders of Paramount Pictures. He produced one of America's first feature-length films , The Prisoner of Zenda , in 1913.
Adolph Zukor, (born Jan. 7, 1873, Ricse, Hung.—died June 10, 1976, Los Angeles, Calif., U.S.), American entrepreneur who built the powerful Famous Players–Paramount motion-picture studio. Immigrating to the United States at age 15, Zukor entered the penny-arcade business in 1903.
The “little man,” Adolph Zukor, would sooner or later get his way, and change the world as only a few other men and women have. Zukor’s story, and that of the empire he built — Paramount Pictures — is one of the great epics of innovation and entrepreneurship in American history.
Adolph Zukor was a poor Hungarian immigrant when he arrived in the United States in 1889. He tried his hand in the fur trade (starting as a sweeper for $2 a week pay) and proved his entrepreneurial acumen by steady advancement, eventually setting up successful businesses in New York and Chicago.
By ALBIN KREBS. Adolph Zukor, who made entertainment history in 1912 when he offered the American public its first feature-length film, died at his Century City apartment in Los Angeles...
Business-Minded Orphan. Born in Ricse, Hungary, in 1873, Adolph Zukor was orphaned by age seven. He was sent to live with his uncle, Kalman Liebermann, a rabbi who hoped Adolph would follow in...
Adolph Zukor ( / ˈzuːkər /; Hungarian: Czukor Adolf; January 7, 1873 – June 10, 1976) was a Hungarian-American film producer best known as one of the three founders of Paramount Pictures. He produced one of America's first feature-length films, The Prisoner of Zenda, in 1913. Oops something went wrong: 403
Adolf Cukor (Adolph Zukor) (January 7, 1873 – June 10, 1976) was a pioneering film mogul and founder of Paramount Pictures. Zukor was a key figure in the development of the powerful studio system that ran Hollywood from the late 1920s through the 1960s.
Adolph Zukor Zukor, Adolph views 2,896,325 updated May 18 2018 ZUKOR, Adolph Producer. Nationality: Hungarian-American. Born: Risce, Hungary, 7 January 1873; emigrated to the United States, 1889. Family: Married Lottie Kaufman.
Paramount Pictures1916–1966. Industry: Entertainment & Broadcast Media. Era: 1910. Zukor independently built numerous theatres in major United States cities. Because of the popularity of these theatres, he began to invest heavily in movie production, convinced that big-name actors in large movies would be the future of the picture industry.