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date: 03 June 2020

Schenck, Nicholas Michaellocked

(14 November 1881–03 March 1969)
  • Douglas Gomery


Schenck, Nicholas Michael (14 November 1881–03 March 1969), motion picture executive, was born in Rybinsk, Volga, Russia, the son of Hyman Schenck, a laborer, and Elizabeth (maiden name unknown). In 1892 Schenck came to the United States, where he received an elementary school education in New York City until he was forced to leave school to help support his family. His first business success came in 1908 when he and his brother, ...

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