Balaban, Barney

(1887-1983)
   American motion picture executive. Born in Chicago, he founded the Balaban and Katz company in 1908. In 1926 the company was bought by Paramount Pictures, and he and his brother remained as managers. In 1936 he was elected president of the company.

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  • BALABAN, BARNEY — (1887–1971), U.S. motion picture executive. Balaban was born in Chicago and worked at the age of 12 as a messenger for Western Union. In 1908, along with partner Sam Katz, he formed a company that developed a chain of deluxe movie and stage show… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Barney Balaban — (June 8, 1887 March 7,1971), was president of Paramount Pictures from 1936 to 1964, and innovator in the cinema industry. The eldest of the seven sons of grocery store owner Israel Balaban, Barney worked as a messenger boy and a cold storage… …   Wikipedia

  • Balaban and Katz — The first incarnation of the Balaban and Katz Theatre corporation appeared in 1916 in Chicago by A.J. Balaban, Barney Balaban, Sam Katz, and Morris Katz. It held its first meeting as a Delaware corporation on January 21, 1925. The company was… …   Wikipedia

  • Barney Balaban — Barney Balaban, né le 8 juin 1887 à Chicago et mort le 7 mars 1971, est un des présidents de Paramount Pictures. Il reste à ce poste de 1936 à 1964. Il est un pionnier dans l industrie du cinéma[1]. Il est l oncle de Bob… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Balaban — may refer to: * Balaban (village), Kocaeli, Turkey *Balaxanı, Azerbaijan formerly Balaban * Balaban , a double reed wind instrument of the duduk family * Balaban and Katz, an American corporationBalaban is a surname, from a Ukrainian word meaning …   Wikipedia

  • Bob Balaban — Infobox actor caption = birthname = Robert Elmer Balaban birthdate = Birth date and age|1945|8|16|mf=y birthplace = Chicago, Illinois occupation = Film, television actor baftaawards = Best Film 2001 Gosford Park sagawards = Outstanding Cast in a… …   Wikipedia

  • Burt Balaban — est un réalisateur et producteur américain, né le 6 mars 1922 à Chicago et mort le 14 octobre 1965. Il est le fils de Barney Balaban, président de Paramount Pictures de 1936 à 1964. Sommaire 1 Filmographie 1.1 comme… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Paramount Pictures — Corporation Тип …   Википедия

  • Paramount Pictures — Infobox Company company name = Paramount Pictures Corporation company company type = Subsidiary parent = Paramount Motion Pictures Group owner = Gulf+Western (1966 1989) Paramount Communications (1989 1994) Old Viacom (now CBS Corporation) (1994… …   Wikipedia

  • Chicago Theatre — This article is about the landmark theater. For the theater movement, see Theatre in Chicago. Balaban and Katz Chicago Theatre U.S. National Register of Historic Places …   Wikipedia

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