This Day in Jewish History Makeup Mogul Max Factor Dies

Not yet 18, Maksymilian Faktorowicz had already held all the jobs he'd need to become a master cosmetician.

On August 30, 1938, Max Factor, whose skill and intuition served him in becoming a pioneer in the field of makeup for the constantly changing needs of the early film industry, which he then channeled into a cosmetics empire for an insatiable consumer market, died, in his home in Beverly Hills, California.