William LeBaron

William LeBaron (February 16, 1883  February 9, 1958) was an American film producer.

William LeBaron
LeBaron in 1920
Born(1883-02-16)February 16, 1883
DiedFebruary 9, 1958(1958-02-09) (aged 74)
Other namesWilliam Le Baron
OccupationFilm producer
Years active19201947

Biography

LeBaron's film credits included Cimarron, the film that won the Academy Award for Outstanding Production at the 4th Academy Awards ceremony for 1930/1931.

LeBaron also produced landmark comedy features from W.C. Fields, Mae West and Wheeler and Woolsey.

In addition to being a producer, LeBaron served as the last production chief of Film Booking Offices of America and at FBO's successor, RKO Pictures, where he was replaced by David O. Selznick.

LeBaron was married to Mabel Hollins, a British musical comedy actress. He is buried in Chapel of the Pines Crematory.

Selected filmography


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