Levine, Joseph Edward
- Robert Mirandon
Levine, Joseph Edward (09 September 1905–31 July 1987), motion picture distributor and producer, was born in Boston, the son of a Russian immigrant tailor. (His parents’ names are unknown.) He grew up in a poor Jewish neighborhood; when he was four, his father died. From then on, when not in school, Joseph worked on the streets, shining shoes, carrying luggage, and hawking newspapers. At age fourteen he gave up his studies to take a full-time job in a dress factory, which eventually led to his owning his own dress shop....