Arthur B. Krim
Arthur B. Krim (4 April 1910 – 21 September 1994) was an American entertainment lawyer, the former finance chairman for the U.S. Democratic Party, an adviser to President Lyndon Johnson and the former chairman of Eagle-Lion Films (1946–1949), United Artists (1951–1978), and Orion Pictures (1978–1992). His more than four decades as a movie studio head is one of the longest in Hollywood history.
The pair took over United Artists in 1951 with the Krim and Benjamin given three years to turn a profit; they did it in six months. Krim remained with UA until 1978 when he created Orion Films.
Krim became an influential Democrat, head of the Democratic Party Financing Committee and advised Presidents Kennedy, Johnson and Carter.
He was married to Mathilde Krim. He died in New York City in 1994, age 84.
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