- Thomas W. Collins Jr.
Lewton, Val (7 May 1904–14 Mar. 1951), film producer, was born Vladimir Hofschneider in Yalta, Russia, the son of Maximillian Hofschneider, a soldier and gambler, and Nina Leventon. His parents’ marriage ended when he was a small child. In 1909 he emigrated with his mother and sister to the United States. His aunt was the actress ...