Joe Pasternak
Date of Birth
Sep 19, 1901
Birth Place:
Szilagy-Somlyo, Hungary (Transylvania)

Biography

Hungarian-born film producer Joe Pasternak came to the US as a teenager. Always fascinated by show business, he obtained several menial jobs at the Paramount Studios commissary, absorbing the trade talk of the stars, techicians and executives. Pasternak wangled a job as second assistant director at Paramount in 1923; within three years, he was manager of Universal Studio's Berlin operations, a...