William Jacobs (producer)

William Jacobs (October 31, 1887 – September 30, 1953) was an American screenwriter and producer for Warner Bros. He wrote 13 Hollywood films and produced 59 more, including musicals.

William Jacobs
Born(1887-10-31)October 31, 1887
DiedSeptember 30, 1953(1953-09-30) (aged 65)
  • Screenwriter
  • film producer

Early lifeEdit

Jacobs was born on October 31, 1887, in Chicago, Illinois. His father, Abe, was a stage manager at the Majestic Theatre in Chicago.[1]


Jacobs joined Warner Bros. as a screenwriter in 1934.[1] He wrote the scripts of several movies, including Song of the Saddle.

From 1938 to his death, Jacobs produced movies for Warner Bros.[1] In 1940, he was the associate producer of Ladies Must Live. He was active as a producer until 1953. During those years, he produced 59 movies and musicals,[2] including Calamity Jane, Over the Goal, Christmas in Connecticut, and Tea for Two.

Personal life and deathEdit

Jacobs was predeceased by his wife in 1949.[1] He resided at 1716 Chevy Chase Drive in Beverly Hills, California.[1]

Jacobs died on September 30, 1953, in Beverly Hills, at age 65.[1][2] His body was cremated, and his funeral was held at the Forest Lawn Memorial Park.[3]

Partial filmographyEdit


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Film Producer William Jacobs Dies At 65". The Los Angeles Times. p. 42. Retrieved December 29, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.
  2. ^ a b "William Jacobs, Film Producer, Dies". Redlands Daily Facts. Redlands, California. October 1, 1953. p. 4. Retrieved December 29, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.
  3. ^ "William Jacobs". The Los Angeles Times. October 2, 1953. p. 39. Retrieved December 29, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.

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