Sol C. Siegel
|Sol C. Siegel|
March 30, 1903|
New York City, United States
|Died||December 29, 1982
Los Angeles, California, United States
Sol C. Siegel (30 March 1903 in New York City, New York, USA – 29 December 1982 in Los Angeles, California) was an American reporter and producer with Jewish origins. In 1934 he began his Hollywood career by assisting with the merger of four production studios into Republic Pictures. He stayed on at Republic as an executive producer, working with Gene Autry and John Wayne.
He later worked with Paramount and 20th Century Fox, where two of the films he produced, A Letter to Three Wives (1949) and Three Coins in the Fountain (1954) were nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture. He also produced The Iron Curtain (1948) and later the Marilyn Monroe musical Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, as well as the star-studded High Society starring Frank Sinatra, Grace Kelly, Bing Crosby, and Louis Armstrong.
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