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date: 12 July 2020

Lewton, Vallocked

(7 May 1904–14 Mar. 1951)
  • Thomas W. Collins Jr.

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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 ...

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