This Day In Jewish History 1884: Louis B. Mayer Is Born, Will 'Worship... Honorable Men and Saintly Mothers'

Son of impoverished immigrants fixed up a wreck of a theatre, then led MGM to pure gold.

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July 12, 1884, is the birthday of Louis B. Mayer, the longtime head of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, the premier American movie studio of the mid-20th century. As an adoptive citizen, who bought the entire package of...