Jack Dietz

Jack Dietz (1901 – 30 January 1969) was an American film producer, notable for his collaboration with Sam Katzman at Monogram Studios. At one stage he operated The Cotton Club in Harlem.

In the late 1930s he produced movies of heavyweight fights.[1] In 1943 he was sentenced to seven months jail for evading taxes of $200,237 in 1936 and 1937, money earned from distributing fight films.[2][3][4] In 1951 he helped set up Mutual Productions.[5]

He died while undergoing open heart surgery.[6]

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  1. ^ "Louis and Godoy Title Fight May Be Postponed". Chicago Daily Tribune. June 12, 1940. p. 29.
  2. ^ "ACCUSED OF TAX EVASION: Movie Man Charged With Non- Payment of $200,247". New York Times. Sep 17, 1942. p. 13.
  3. ^ "Movie Man Admits Tax Evasion". New York Times. Jan 15, 1943. p. 20.
  4. ^ "FIGHT FILM MAKER JAILED: Jack Dietz Sentenced to 7-Month Term for Tax Evasion". New York Times. Jan 30, 1943. p. 10.
  5. ^ "NEW FILM CONCERN IS SET UP ON COAST: Chester, Kerman and Dietz Form Mutual Productions to Make and Sell Pictures". New York Times. Dec 5, 1951. p. 45.
  6. ^ Tom Weaver, Poverty Row Horrors, McFarland p 120

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