Laemmle, Carl

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Laemmle, Carl Gender: M
Karl Lämmle
born on 17 January 1867 at 09:00 (= 09:00 AM )
Place Laupheim, Germany, 48n14, 9e52
Timezone LMT m9e52 (is local mean time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 26°49' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 15°30 Asc.s_aqucol.18.gif 22°50'

Carl Laemmle


American pioneer filmmaker and founder of one of the original major Hollywood movie studios – Universal. Laemmle produced or was otherwise involved in over four hundred films.

Regarded as one of the most important of the early film pioneers, Laemmle was born in the Kingdom of Württemberg, at that time an independent state (before becoming part of the German Empire in 1871). He emigrated to the United States in 1884, working in Chicago as a bookkeeper or office manager for 20 years. He began buying nickelodeons, eventually expanding into a film distribution service, the Laemmle Film Service.

After moving to New York, Laemmle got involved in producing movies, forming Independent Moving Pictures (IMP); the city was the site of many new movie-related businesses. On 30 April 1912, in New York, Laemmle of IMP, Pat Powers of Powers Motion Picture Company, Mark Dintenfass of Champion Film Company, William Swanson of Rex Motion Picture Company, David Horsley of Nestor Film Company, and Charles Baumann and Adam Kessel of the New York Motion Picture Company, merged their studios and incorporated the Universal Film Manufacturing Company, with Laemmle assuming the role of president. They founded the Company with studios in Fort Lee, New Jersey, where many early film studios in America's first motion picture industry were based at the beginning of the 20th century. In 1915, the studio moved to 235 acres (0.95 km2) of land in the San Fernando Valley, California.

He died from cardiovascular disease on 24 September 1939 in Beverly Hills, California, at the age of 72.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Death by Disease 24 September 1939 (Cardiovascular disease, age 72)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes from Carl Laemmle - Der Mann, der Hollywood erfand by Cristina Stanca-Mustea (Murmann, 2013): "Carl wurde wie seine Geschwister zu Hause geboren. Er kam am 17. Januar 1867 gegen neun Uhr am Morgen auf die Welt. Eine Woche später, am 25. Januar, wurde er nach jüdischer Tradition von Aron Wolf Strausin Gegenwart der Familie beschnitten."

Translation: Carl was born like his siblings at home. He came into the world on 17 January 1867 at about nine o'clock in the morning. A week later, on 25 January, he was circumcised according to Jewish tradition by Aron Wolf Strausin in the presence of his family.


  • Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease
  • Notable : Famous : Historic figure (Pioneer in American film making)
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator (Universal movie studios)