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Actor William Fox

William Fox

  • Birth name:

    Wilhelm Fried

  • Date of Birth:

    8 May 1879 Tolcsva, Austria-Hungary (now Hungary)


Starting at the age 8 he had a series of jobs before starting his own business in 1900, which was sold to buy a Brooklyn nickelodeon in 1904. As the new owner with an empty house, Fox hired a coin manipulator and a barker to attract patrons into the dark 146-seat theatre. Once audiences adequately understood what moving pictures were, live acts were dispensed with. More nickelodeons were opened and he became a successful film exhibitor. He then won a long legal battle against Thomas Edison's Motion... more


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