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William Randolph Hearst (1863–1951)

William Randolph Hearst was the greatest newspaper baron in the history of the United States and is the person whom Citizen Kane (1941), widely regarded as the greatest film ever made, is primarily based on. While there are many similarities between Charles Foster Kane, as limned by the great Orson Welles and his screenwriter, Herman J. Mankiewicz... See full bio »

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 1936 The Promised Land Barred to Hoboes (Short) (producer)
 1933 Gabriel Over the White House (producer - uncredited)
 1928 The Cardboard Lover (executive producer - uncredited)
 1928 The Patsy (producer - uncredited)
 1927 Quality Street (producer - uncredited)
 1926 Indians Bury Hatchet on Custer Battlefield (Short) (producer)
 1923 Little Old New York (producer)
 1923 Adam and Eva (producer - uncredited)
 1921 Just Around the Corner (producer - uncredited)
 1921 A Close Shave (Short) (producer)
 1921 The Skating Fool (Short) (producer)
 1921/I The Chicken Thief (Short) (producer)
 1921 Too Much Pep (Short) (producer)
 1921/I Fatherly Love (Short) (producer)
 1921 Roll Your Own (Short) (producer)
 1921 Redskins Pay Tribute to Big Chief Harding (Short) (producer)
 1920 Indoor Sports by Tad (Short) (producer)
 1920 In Oil (Short) (producer)
 1920 Yes Dear (Short) (producer)
 1920 Judge Rummy in Bear Facts (Short) (producer)
 1920 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Zip (Short) (producer)
 1920 A Romance of '76 (Short) (producer)
 1920 Snap Judgement (Short) (producer)
 1920 Why Change Your Husband (Short) (producer)
 1920 Kiss Me (Short) (producer)
 1920 The Hooch Ball (Short) (producer)
 1920 The Bootblack (Short) (producer)
 1920 The Village Blacksmith (Short) (producer)
 1920 Hypnotic Hooch (Short) (producer)
 1920 A Doity Deed (Short) (producer)
 1920 Hunting Big Game (Short) (producer)
 1920 Apollo (Short) (producer)
 1920 Happy Hooldini (Short) (producer)
 1920 Cupid's Advice (Short) (producer)
 1920 The Rotisserie Brothers (Short) (producer)
 1920 His Country Cousin (Short) (producer)
 1920 The Dummy (Short) (producer)
 1920 All for the Love of a Girl (Short) (producer)
 1920 One Good Turn Deserves Another (Short) (producer)
 1920 Turn to Right Leg (Short) (producer)
 1920 Humoresque (producer - uncredited)
 1920 Knock on the Window, the Door Is a Jamb (Short) (producer)
 1920 The Great Umbrella Mystery (Short) (producer)
 1919 Business Is Business (Short) (producer)
 1919 A Prince There Was (Short) (producer)
 1919 After the Ball (Short) (producer)
 1919 Jungle Jumble (Short) (producer)
 1919 Good Night, Nurse (Short) (producer)
 1919 The Great Handicap (Short) (producer)
 1919 His Briny Romance (Short) (producer)
 1919 Transatlantic Flight (Short) (producer)
 1919 The Brown Derby (Short) (producer)
 1919 Perils of Paprika (Short) (producer)
 1919 The Breath of a Nation (Short) (producer - uncredited)
 1919 The Sawdust Trail (Short) (producer)
 1919 The Tale of a Shirt (Short) (producer)
 1919 The Fatal Secret (Short) (producer)
 1919 Bringing Home the Bacon (Short) (producer)
 1919 Rubbing It In (Short) (producer)
 1919 Knocking the 'H' Out of Heinie (Short) (producer)
 1919 A Sweet Pickle (Short) (producer)
 1919 Twinkle Twinkle (Short) (producer)
 1919 That Reminds Me (Short) (producer)
 1919 Where Are the Papers (Short) (producer)
 1919 Smash-Up in China (Short) (producer)
 1919 Snappy Cheese (Short) (producer)
 1919 Judge Rummy's Miscue (Short) (producer)
 1919 Der Wash On Der Line (Short) (producer)
 1919 It Beats the Dutch (Short) (producer)
 1918 Tad's Indoor Sports (Short) (producer)
 1918 Tad's Little Daffydills (Short) (producer)
 1918 Hash and Hypnotism (Short) (producer)
 1918 The Latest in Underwear (Short) (producer)
 1918 A Bold Bad Man (Short) (producer)
 1918/I War Gardens (Short) (producer)
 1918 Judge Rummy's Off Day (Short) (producer)
 1918 Tramp! Tramp! Tramp! (Short) (producer)
 1918 His Dark Past (Short) (producer)
 1918 Mopping Up a Million (Short) (producer)
 1918 A Heathen Benefit (Short) (producer)
 1918 A Picnic for Two (Short) (producer)
 1918 Crabs Iss Crabs (Short) (producer)
 1918 The Best Man Loses (Short) (producer)
 1918/II Throwing the Bull (Short) (producer)
 1918 Swat the Fly (Short) (producer)
 1918 Fisherman's Luck (Short) (producer)
 1918/I Up in the Air (Short) (producer)
 1918 Doing His Bit (Short) (producer)
 1918 Give Him a Helping Hand (Short) (producer)
 1918 Join the Land Army (Short) (producer)
 1918 Making an Example of Him (Short) (producer)
 1918 Spirits (Short) (producer)
 1918 Too Many Cooks (Short) (producer)
 1918/I Burglars (Short) (producer)
 1918 The Glutton (Short) (producer)
 1918 The Threatening Storm (Short) (producer)
 1918 The Heritage (Short) (producer)
 1918 Progress (Short) (producer)
 1918 All for the Ladies (Short) (producer)
 1918 A New Shadow Haunts Autocracy (Short) (producer)
 1918 Policy and Pie (Short) (producer - uncredited)
 1918 Every Little Bit Helps (Short) (producer)
 1918 Rheumatics (Short) (producer)
 1918 Dropping the Mask (Short) (producer)
 1918 Hearts and Horses (Short) (producer)
 1917 A Tale of a Kangaroo (Short) (producer)
 1917 Bullets and Bulls (Short) (producer)
 1917 The Handwriting in the Sky (Short) (producer)
 1917 Which? (Short) (producer)
 1917 The Tale of a Monkey (Short) (producer)
 1917 It Has Come at Last (Short) (producer)
 1917 At the Circus (Short) (producer)
 1917 At the Picnic (Short) (producer)
 1917 The Tales of a Fish (Short) (producer)
 1917 Buy a Liberty Bond (Short) (producer)
 1917 Happy Hooligan in Soft (Short) (producer)
 1917 Abie Kabibble Outwitted His Rival (Short) (producer)
 1917 The Tanks (Short) (producer)
 1917 Fall Styles for Men (Short) (producer)
 1917 In the Zoo (Short) (producer)
 1917 Hoch the Kaiser (Short) (producer)
 1917 Happy Gets the Razoo (Short) (producer)
 1917 On the Border (Short) (producer)
 1917 Growing Fast (Short) (producer)
 1917 White Hope (Short) (producer)
 1917 A Krazy Katastrophe (Short) (producer)
 1917 Iska Worreh (Short) (producer)
 1917 They All Look Alike to Me (Short) (producer)
 1917 America Does Not Forget (Short) (producer)
 1917/II The Awakening (Short) (producer)
 1917 Love and Lunch (Short) (producer)
 1917 A Regular Man (Short) (producer)
 1917 All Is Not Gold That Glitters (Short) (producer)
 1917 Liberty Loan of 1917 (Short) (producer)
 1917 Around the World in Half an Hour (Short) (producer)
 1917 Ten Million Men from Uncle Sam (Short) (producer)
 1917 In the Garden Trenches (Short) (producer)
 1917 The Great Offensive (Short) (producer)
 1917 When Will He Throw Off This Burden (Short) (producer)
 1917/II Moving Day (Short) (producer)
 1917 Both Good Soldiers (Short) (producer)
 1917 Have You Bought Your Liberty Bond? (Short) (producer)
 1917 Quinine (Short) (producer)
 1917 Her Crowning Achievement (Short) (producer)
 1917 Three Strikes You're Out (Short) (producer)
 1917 Potato Is King (Short) (producer)
 1917 Mr. Slacker (Short) (producer)
 1917 The Cook (Short) (producer)
 1917 The New Recruit (Short) (producer)
 1917 Heroes of the Past (Short) (producer)
 1917 Peace Insurance (Short) (producer)
 1917 Mr. Common People's Busy Day (Short) (producer)
 1917 Happy Hooligan, Double-Cross Nurse (Short) (producer)
 1917 Solid Comfort (Short) (producer)
 1917 Adventures of Mr. Common People (Short) (producer)
 1917 Roses and Thorns (Short) (producer)
 1917 Freedom of the Seas (Short) (producer)
 1917 Jerry Saves the Navy (Short) (producer)
 1917 Up a Stump (Short) (producer)
 1917 Throwing the Bull (Short) (producer)
 1917 Billy Sunday's Tabernacle (Short) (producer)
 1917 A Tankless Job (Short) (producer)
 1917 Ananias Has Nothing on Hooligan (Short) (producer)
 1917 The Mexican Crisis (Short) (producer)
 1917 Oh Girls What Next (Short) (producer)
 1917 A Hard Cold Winter (Short) (producer)
 1917 Patria (producer - uncredited)
 1917 Help Wanted (Short) (producer)
 1916 On the Cannibal Isle (Short) (producer)
 1916 Captain Goes a-Swimming (Short) (producer)
 1916 Missing One (Short) (producer)
 1916 Jerry Ships a Circus (Short) (producer)
 1916 A Grid-Iron Hero (Short) (producer)
 1916 He Tries the Movies Again (Short) (producer)
 1916 Round and Round Again (Short) (producer)
 1916 Stripes and Patches (Short) (producer)
 1916 On Again Off Again (Short) (producer)
 1916 A Tempest in a Paint Pot (Short) (producer)
 1916 Maud the Educated Mule (Short) (producer)
 1916 Krazy Kat at Looney Park (Short) (producer)
 1916 A Quiet Day in the Country (Short) (producer)
 1916 A Tale That Is Knot (Short) (producer)
 1916 Krazy Kat the Hero (Short) (producer)
 1916 Krazy Kat at the Switchboard (Short) (producer)
 1916 Do You Know This Man? (Short) (producer)
 1916 Invalid (Short) (producer)
 1916 Krazy Kat to the Rescue (Short) (producer)
 1916 Demi-Tasse (Short) (producer)
 1916 Krazy Kat and Ignatz Mouse at the Circus (Short) (producer - uncredited)
 1916 Krazy Kat - Bugologist (Short) (producer - uncredited)
 1916 Joys Elope (Short) (producer)
 1916 One-Act Tragedy (Short) (producer)
 1916 A Duet (Short) (producer)
 1916 Krazy Kat Goes A-Wooing (Short) (producer - uncredited)
 1916 Krazy and Ignatz Discuss the Letter 'G' (Short) (producer)
 1916 Ignatz Believes in Signs (Short) (producer)
 1916 Introducing Krazy Kat and Ignatz Mouse (Short) (producer)
 1916 Old Doc Gloom (Short) (producer)
 1916 Parcel Post Pete's Nightmare (Short) (producer)
 1916 Never Again! The Story of a Speeder Cop. (Short) (producer - uncredited)
 1916 Poor Si Keeler (Short) (producer)
 1916 Mr. Nobody Holme Buys a Jitney (Short) (producer)
 1916 Twas But a Dream (Short) (producer)
 1916 Bang Go the Rifles (Short) (producer)
 1916 Who Said They Never Come Back (Short) (producer)
 1916 The Phable of the Phat Woman (Short) (producer)
 1916 A Newlywed Phable (Short) (producer)
 1916 The Phable of a Busted Romance (Short) (producer - uncredited)
 1915 Feet Is Feet: A Phable (Short) (producer)
 1915 The Phable of Sam and Bill (Short) (producer)
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[to a staff photographer in Cuba just before the Spanish-American War of 1898, who wired Hearst that "there's no war down here"] "You furnish the pictures, I'll furnish the war."


Though Hearst and Millicent stayed married until his death -- they separated in 1926 -- he was devoted to his longtime mistress, the popular actress and comedienne Marion Davies, with whom he had a daughter, Patricia Lake. See more »


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