Hal B. Wallis
Date of Birth
Sep 14, 1898
Birth Place:
Chicago, IL


One of the movies' true Horatio Alger figures, Hal B. Wallis rose from impoverished office boy -- forced out of school to help support his family at the age of 14--to become one of Hollywood's most respected and honored producers. From a job at one of Los Angeles's top movie theaters, he was hired by the Warner brothers, and joined Warner Bros. studios in the publicity department. He became head...