Samuel Bischoff

Samuel Bischoff
Born (1890-08-11)August 11, 1890
Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Died May 21, 1975(1975-05-21) (aged 84)
Hollywood, California, United States
Cause of death General Debilitation
Education Boston University (Boston, Massachusetts), US
Occupation Film Producer
Years active 1922–1964
Spouse(s) Harriett Wheagle

Samuel Bischoff (August 11, 1890 May 21, 1975) was an American film producer who was responsible for more than 400 full-length films, two-reel comedies, and serials between 1922 and 1964.[1]


Born in Hartford, Connecticut, Bischoff graduated from Boston University, then headed for Hollywood, where he began his career in 1922 by producing comedy shorts including Stan Laurel's, "Mixed Nuts" (1922).

He was the head of "Samuel Bischoff Productions", a low-budget production company in the 1930s. He drew the attention of Columbia Pictures head Harry Cohn, who hired him to supervise the studio's feature film productions. In 1932, he moved to Warner Bros., but returned to Columbia in 1941. He was also the President of "Moroccan Pictures Inc." in 1948, producing the George Raft film "Outpost in Morocco" (1948). His last film was "The Strangler" (1964).[2]

Bischoff died in 1975, in Hollywood, California, from general debilitation at the age of 84.



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