Harry Rapf

Harry Rapf (16 October 1880[1] New York City 6 February 1949 Los Angeles) American film producer.


Born to a Jewish family,[2] Rapf began his career in 1917, and during a 20-year career became a well-known producer of films for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. He created the comedic duo Dane & Arthur featuring Karl Dane and George K. Arthur in the late 1920s.

Rapf was also one of the founding members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. He was entombed at Home of Peace Cemetery in East Los Angeles, California.

He had two sons: Matthew Rapf, and screenwriter and professor of film studies Maurice Rapf.[3]



  1. 1900 census record. "Ancestry.com".
  2. Rapf, Maurice (Jan 28, 1999). Back Lot: Growing Up with the Movies. Scarecrow Press. p. 15. ISBN 9780810835832.
  3. Maurice Rapf (1914-2003)

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