Louis B. Mayer

1884 - 1957

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Louis Burt Mayer (; born Lazar Meir; July 12, 1884 – October 29, 1957) was a Canadian-American film producer and co-founder of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studios (MGM) in 1924. Under Mayer's management, MGM became the film industry's most prestigious movie studio, accumulating the largest concentration of leading writers, directors, and stars in Hollywood. Mayer was born in the Russian Empire and grew up poor in Saint John, New Brunswick. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Louis B. Mayer has received more than 1,766,140 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Louis B. Mayer is the 13th most popular producer (down from 12th in 2019), the 168th most popular biography from Ukraine (down from 53rd in 2019) and the most popular Ukrainian Producer.

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Among producers, Louis B. Mayer ranks 13 out of 89Before him are Phil Spector, Rick Rubin, Aaron Spelling, David O. Selznick, Gene Roddenberry, and René Angélil. After him are Albert R. Broccoli, Branko Lustig, Samuel Goldwyn, Joel Silver, Toshio Suzuki, and Claude Berri.

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Among people born in 1884, Louis B. Mayer ranks 51Before him are Hugo Gernsback, Georges Duhamel, Robert J. Flaherty, Prince Adalbert of Prussia, Maria Spiridonova, and Ivan Maisky. After him are Wilhelm Backhaus, Henri Cornet, Corrado Gini, Béla Balázs, Halide Edib Adıvar, and Empress Teimei. Among people deceased in 1957, Louis B. Mayer ranks 57Before him are Aga Khan III, Arnold van Gennep, Rudolf Diels, Antonín Zápotocký, Qi Baishi, and Johann Rattenhuber. After him are Sacha Guitry, Mamoru Shigemitsu, Leo Perutz, Édouard Herriot, Pedro Infante, and Rezső Kasztner.

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In Ukraine

Among people born in Ukraine, Louis B. Mayer ranks 168 out of 913Before him are Juliusz Słowacki (1809), Jeremi Wiśniowiecki (1612), Kirill Moskalenko (1902), Erwin Chargaff (1905), Grigory Kulik (1890), and Edgar de Wahl (1867). After him are Paul Muni (1895), Pavel Axelrod (1850), Leonid Kogan (1924), Stanisław Żółkiewski (1547), Cyril Genik (1857), and Tamara Press (1937).

Among PRODUCERS In Ukraine

Among producers born in Ukraine, Louis B. Mayer ranks 1