William LeBaron

William LeBaron

Known for: Production
Biography: 1883-02-16
Deathday: 1958-02-09 (74 years old)

Biography

William LeBaron (February 16, 1883 – February 9, 1958) was an American film producer, lyricist, librettist, playwright, and screenwriter.

LeBaron authored several plays for Broadway; including the books and lyrics for several musicals in addition to non-musical works staged in New York City between 1911 and 1925. Some of these plays were adapted into films; including his 1917 play The Very Idea, which was made into a silent film in 1920 and a talking picture in 1929; and his 1921 play Nobody's Money, which was adapted into a film in 1923. He also authored the libretti to operettas composed by Victor Herbert, Emmerich Kálmán, Fritz Kreisler and Victor Jacobi.By 1926 LeBaron had relocated from New York City to Los Angeles, and was thereafter predominantly active as a film producer. His film credits included Cimarron, which 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 born in Elgin, Illinois on February 16, 1883. After graduating from high school, he attended the University of Chicago and New York University, and then spent a decade writing musical scores and lyrics for Broadway shows. He then wrote for some magazines and publications, before Joseph Kennedy, an investor in several of LeBaron's plays, suggested that LeBaron move to California in 1924. He joined the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) in 1933 and became a production chief at several studios, including RKO Studios (1929-1931), Paramount Studios (1936-1941) and 20th Century Fox (1941 until his retirement in 1947).LeBaron died on February 9, 1958, a week before his 75th birthday, and was buried in Chapel of the Pines Crematory. He was married to Mabel Hollins (1887-1955), a British musical comedy actress.

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Filmography

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Movies 186

Producer 175

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Pin Up Girl

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The Gang's All Here

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Wintertime

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Stormy Weather

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Springtime in the Rockies

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Iceland

Iceland (1942)

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Orchestra Wives

Orchestra Wives (1942)

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Footlight Serenade

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Song of the Islands

Song of the Islands (1942)

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Week-End in Havana

Week-End in Havana (1941)

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Kiss the Boys Goodbye

Kiss the Boys Goodbye (1941)

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Reaching for the Sun

Reaching for the Sun (1941)

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Road to Zanzibar

Road to Zanzibar (1941)

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Las Vegas Nights

Las Vegas Nights (1941)

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The Lady Eve

The Lady Eve (1941)

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Life with Henry

Life with Henry (1941)

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Victory

Victory (1940)

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The Texas Rangers Ride Again

The Texas Rangers Ride Again (1940)

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Christmas in July

Christmas in July (1940)

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North West Mounted Police

North West Mounted Police (1940)

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Rhythm on the River

Rhythm on the River (1940)

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Golden Gloves

Golden Gloves (1940)

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The Great McGinty

The Great McGinty (1940)

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Moon Over Burma

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Those Were the Days!

Those Were the Days! (1940)

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The Way of All Flesh

The Way of All Flesh (1940)

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Queen of the Mob

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Safari

Safari (1940)

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Buck Benny Rides Again

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Typhoon

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Dr. Cyclops

Dr. Cyclops (1940)

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Road to Singapore

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Adventure in Diamonds

Adventure in Diamonds (1940)

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Emergency Squad

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The Great Victor Herbert

The Great Victor Herbert (1939)

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The Night of Nights

The Night of Nights (1939)

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Geronimo

Geronimo (1939)

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Honeymoon in Bali

Honeymoon in Bali (1939)

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The Star Maker

The Star Maker (1939)

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Our Leading Citizen

Our Leading Citizen (1939)

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Beau Geste

Beau Geste (1939)

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Bulldog Drummond's Bride

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The Gracie Allen Murder Case

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Union Pacific

Union Pacific (1939)

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Bulldog Drummond's Secret Police

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Midnight

Midnight (1939)

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Ride a Crooked Mile

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Arrest Bulldog Drummond

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Illegal Traffic

Illegal Traffic (1938)

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If I Were King

If I Were King (1938)

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Men with Wings (1938)

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Cocoanut Grove

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Tip-Off Girls

Tip-Off Girls (1938)

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Bluebeard's Eighth Wife

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Romance in the Dark (1938)

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The Big Broadcast of 1938

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Friends and Lovers

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The Runaway Bride

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The Cuckoos

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Lovin' the Ladies

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Framed

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Beau Bandit

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The Case of Sergeant Grischa

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Second Wife

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Girl of the Port

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Dance Hall

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The Vagabond Lover

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Tanned Legs

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Running Wild

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Knockout Reilly

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The Ace of Cads

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Fine Manners

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The Show Off

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It's the Old Army Game

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Stage Struck

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Manhandled

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Nobody's Money

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Humoresque

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Information

Known For
Production

Gender
Male

Birthday
1883-02-16

Deathday
1958-02-09 (74 years old)

Birth Place
Elgin, United States of America

Citizenships
United States of America

Also Known As
William Le. Baron, William Le Baron


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