Kohner, Paul

1902-1988, was born into a Jewish family in Teplitz-Schönau (Austria-Hungary) where his father owned a cinema. As an 18-year-old he moved to the USA with the support of Universal founder Carl Laemmle and learned the film business at his side. From 1927 to 1930 he worked as a producer in Hollywood. Afterwards he directed productions at Deutsche Universal in Berlin until 1933. After the Nazis seized power, he returned to America and worked as a producer for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, until he founded his own artists’ agency in 1938. He continued to work as its director until his death in 1988.