Jack M. Warner

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Jack M. Warner
Born March 27, 1916
Died April 1, 1995(1995-04-01) (aged 79)
Alma mater University of Southern California
Occupation Film producer
Spouse(s) Barbara Richman
Children 1 son, 2 daughters
Parent(s) Jack L. Warner
Relatives Harry Warner (paternal uncle)
Albert Warner (paternal uncle)
Sam Warner (paternal uncle)

Jack Milton Warner (1916 – April 1, 1995) was an American film producer.

Early life[edit]

Jack M. Warner was born on March 27, 1916.[1] His father was Jack L. Warner (1892–1978), co-founder of Warner Bros., alongside his uncles, Harry Warner (1881–1958), Albert Warner (1884–1967) and Sam Warner (1887–1927).[1][2]

Warner graduated from the University of Southern California.[1]


Warner worked in the short-subject department of the Warner Brothers studio in Burbank, California.[1] He joined the Warner Brothers distribution company after World War II, and later became a producer.[1] Among the early films he produced were The Hasty Heart (1949), starring Richard Todd and Ronald Reagan, The Admiral Was a Lady and The Man Who Cheated Himself (1950) starring Lee J. Cobb and Jane Wyatt.[1]

Warner was dismissed by his father in 1958.[1] The two had become estranged after the elder Warner divorced his first wife, Irma, Jack Jr.'s mother.[1] Jack Jr. was never reconciled to his father's new wife Ann. The son learned from trade papers that he had lost his job.[1] He later wrote a novel Bijou Dream based loosely on his relationship with his father, who died in 1978.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Warner married Barbara Richman in 1948, and they had a son, Jimmy, two daughters, Betsy and Debbie, and eight grandchildren, Richard, Selena, Semantha, Victor, Kenneth, Nicole, Sebastian and Nicholas.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Jack M. Warner, Film Producer, 79, The New York Times, April 6, 1995
  2. ^ Warner-Sperling, Cass; Millner, Cork; Warner, Jack; Warner, Jack Jr. Hollywood Be Thy Name: The Warner Brothers Story. University Press of Kentucky. p. 338. ISBN 0-8131-0958-2. 

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