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Jules Stein

AKA Jules Caesar Stein

Born: 26-Apr-1896
Birthplace: South Bend, IN
Died: 29-Apr-1981
Location of death: Los Angeles, CA
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Remains: Buried, Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, CA

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Business

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Founder of MCA

Military service: US Army Reserve (1st Lt., 1923-28)

Trained as an ophthalmologist. Founder of MCA, started the company as a booking agency. With he and Lew Wasserman this company grew to be one of the major record labels, also going into television (Revue Studios). An MCA employee, Taft Schreiber, engineered a deliberate overpayment to Ronald Reagan for land the actor owned, making Reagan wealthy. After Stein became wealthy he founded Research to Prevent Blindness, Inc. in 1960, and also Jules Stein Eye Institute at UCLA.

Father: Louis M. Stein (merchant)
Mother: Rosa Cohen
Wife: Doris Babette Jones (m. 16-Nov-1928, until his death, two daughters)
Daughter: Jean Babette
Daughter: Susan Rosa

    High School: Winona Academy, Winona, IN
    University: University of West Virginia (studied 1912-13)
    University: PhB, University of Chicago (1915)
    Medical School: MD, Rush Medical School, University of Chicago (1921)
    University: University of Vienna (postgraduate study)

    MCA founder, 1924
    Lasker Award Public Service Award (1975)
    Hollywood Walk of Fame 6821 Hollywood Blvd.
    Cholecystectomy (Apr-1981)
    Heart Attack

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