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Arthur Freed

Arthur FreedAKA Arthur Grossman

Born: 9-Sep-1894
Birthplace: Charleston, SC
Died: 12-Apr-1973
Location of death: Los Angeles, CA
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Remains: Buried, Hillside Memorial Park, Culver City, CA

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Film/TV Producer, Songwriter

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: MGM producer, big budget musicals

Military service: US Army (WWI)

Father: Max Grossman
Mother: Rose
Brother: Ralph Freed (lyricist, b. 1-May-1907, d. 13-Feb-1973)
Brother: Walter
Sister: Ruth
Wife: Renée Klein (m. 14-Mar-1923, one daughter)

    High School: Phillips Exeter Academy (1914)

    Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Producer
    Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President (1963-67)
    Oscar (honorary) 1952 Irving Thalberg Memorial Award
    Oscar for Best Picture 1952 for An American in Paris
    Oscar for Best Picture 1959 for Gigi
    French Legion of Honor 1967
    Songwriters Hall of Fame 1972
    Risk Factors: Arthritis


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