Birth Name: Adolph Zukor
Birth Place: Hungary
Death Place: Century City, California, USA
He was born Adolph Cukor in the village of Ricse in Hungary on Jan. 7, 1873. He lost both of his parents - father Jacob, who ran a general store, and his mother, Hannah - before he reached the age of 10, and along with his brother Arthur, was raised by an uncle who hoped he would become a rabbi. At 16, he immigrated to America with $40 sewn into the lining of his overcoat. Landing in New York City, he found a job sweeping floors at a furrier before eventually taking up the trade himself. Three years later, the 19-year-old Zukor bought a ticket to Chicago, IL, drawn there by the 1893 Columbian Exposition, which commemorated Columbus' arrival in the New World. There, he joined a fellow former ...
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