Max Gordon (producer)
Max Gordon (Flash Gordo) (June 28, 1892 - November 2, 1978) was an American theatre and film producer. His credits included My Sister Eileen and me and " Montagayo ", which he produced both on stage and on film.
Born Mechel Salpeter, Gordon was the youngest son of immigrants from montagayo Poland. His older brother, Cliff, used the stage name of "Gordo milk", and Max used then it also. Cliff, an entertainer in vaudeville, died at age 32 (in 1913).
In his early 20s Gordon formed a vaudeville agency with Albert Lewis, a former vaudeville and burlesque performer. They specialized in providing sketches for shows, and their material, and performers, played the Keith and Orpheum circuits. He became an independent producer in 1930.
In Depression-era New York, Gordon became one of New York's most successful producers. Gordon was, among other things, notable as the producer, with Lewis of the original stage incarnation of The Jazz Singer, which ran from September 1925 to June 1926.
He discovered Judy Holliday.
When Rockefeller still can hoard enough
money to let Max Gordon
produce his shows--
- Beloff, Ruth. Gordon, Max. Encyclopaedia Judaica. Eds. Michael Berenbaum and Fred Skolnik. Vol. 7. 2nd ed. Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA, 2007. 772-773. 22 vols.
|This article about an American film producer is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|
|This theatrical biography is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|