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Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences


"Founded in 1927 by 36 of the most influential men and women in the motion picture industry at the time, the Academy is an honorary membership organization whose ranks now include more than 6,000 artists and professionals. Dedicated to the advancement of the arts and sciences of motion pictures, the Academy’s corporate management and general policies are overseen by a Board of Governors, which includes representatives from each of the craft branches."

Note, this list contains only those who have served in executive capacity.

Official Website:

Beverly Hills, CA

Founding Date:

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Ed Begley, Jr.
16-Sep-1949   Meet the Applegates
Charles Brackett
26-Nov-1892 9-Mar-1969 Billy Wilder's collaborator
Frank Capra
Film Director
18-May-1897 3-Sep-1991 It's A Wonderful Life
Wendell Corey
20-Mar-1914 8-Nov-1968 Desert Fury
Bette Davis
5-Apr-1908 6-Oct-1989 All About Eve
Cecil B. DeMille
Film Director
12-Aug-1881 21-Jan-1959 Pioneering film director
Rob Epstein
Film Director
6-Apr-1955   The Times of Harvey Milk
Douglas Fairbanks, Sr.
23-May-1883 12-Dec-1939 The Thief of Baghdad
Arthur Freed
Film/TV Producer
9-Sep-1894 12-Apr-1973 MGM producer, big budget musicals
Sid Ganis
Film/TV Producer
8-Jan-1940   Paramount, Columbia Pictures Executive
Samuel Goldwyn, Jr.
Film/TV Producer
7-Sep-1926 9-Jan-2015 Son of Samuel Goldwyn
Johnny Green
10-Oct-1908 15-May-1989 Body and Soul
Jean Hersholt
12-Jul-1886 2-Jun-1956 Founder, Motion Picture Relief Fund
Arthur Hiller
Film Director
22-Nov-1923   An Alan Smithee Film
Howard W. Koch
Film/TV Producer
11-Apr-1916 16-Feb-2001 The Manchurian Candidate
Frank Lloyd
Film Director
2-Feb-1886 10-Aug-1960 Mutiny on the Bounty
Karl Malden
22-Mar-1912 1-Jul-2009 Streets of San Francisco
Conrad Nagel
16-Mar-1897 24-Feb-1970 The Thirteenth Chair
Fred Niblo
Film Director
6-Jan-1874 11-Nov-1948 Ben-Hur
Gregory Peck
5-Apr-1916 12-Jun-2003 To Kill A Mockingbird
Phil Alden Robinson
Film Director
1-Mar-1950   Field of Dreams
George Seaton
17-Apr-1911 28-Jul-1979 Miracle on 34th Street
George Stevens
Film Director
18-Dec-1904 8-Mar-1975 A Place in the Sun
Walter Wanger
Film/TV Producer
11-Jul-1894 18-Nov-1968 Joan of Arc
Jack L. Warner
2-Aug-1892 9-Sep-1978 Co-Founder, Warner Bros.
Robert Wise
Film Director
10-Sep-1914 14-Sep-2005 The Sound of Music

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