Authorized Form of NameSkouras; Spyros Panagiotis (1893-1971); Greek American motion picture pioneer
TypeOfEntityPerson
SurnameSkouras
ForenamesSpyros Panagiotis
Dates1893-1971
CodeGB/109/24352
EpithetGreek American motion picture pioneer
ActivityGreek American motion picture pioneer and movie executive who was the president of the 20th Century Fox from 1942 to 1962. He resigned June 27, 1962, but served as chairman of the company for several years. He also had numerous ships, owning Prudential Lines. He and two brothers came to the United States as immigrants in 1910. Skouras oversaw the production of such epics as Cleopatra (1963) with Elizabeth Taylor, as well as the development of Century City.
GenderMale
Sourcehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spyros_Skouras, viewed on 07/06/2016

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