STARmeter
SEE RANK
Up 4,214 this week

Louis B. Mayer (1884–1957)


Mayer was born Lazar Mayer in the Ukraine and grew up in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada after his parents fled Russian oppression in 1886. He had a brutal childhood, raised in poverty and suffering physical and emotional abuse from his nearly-illiterate peddler father. In the early 1890s, he changed his name to Louis and fudged his birth date ... See full bio »

IMDb Picks: April

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in April.

Editors' Spotlight

On TV: Peabody Award Winners

The list of entertainment winners for the 74th Annual Peabody Awards was revealed this week, and Comedy Central's "Inside Amy Schumer," FX's "Fargo," and HBO's "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" are among the honorees. Read the IMDbTV Blog for the full list of winners!

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 37 people
created 27 Aug 2012
 
a list of 179 people
created 12 Sep 2012
 
a list of 4 images
created 3 months ago
 
a list of 28 people
created 2 months ago
 

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb


How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Louis B. Mayer's work have you seen?

User Polls

3 wins. See more awards »

Known For

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (52 credits)
 1974 That's Entertainment! (Documentary) (leadership: MGM)
 1928 West of Zanzibar (presenter)
 1926 Memory Lane (presenter)
 1926 Mike (presenter)
 1925 The Unholy Three (presenter)
 1925 Fine Clothes (presenter)
 1925 The White Desert (presenter)
 1925 Proud Flesh (presenter)
 1925 The Sporting Venus (presenter)
 1925 Man and Maid (presenter)
 1925 Confessions of a Queen (presenter)
 1925 The Denial (presenter)
 1925 Daddy's Gone A-Hunting (presenter)
 1925 Lady of the Night (presenter)
 1925 The Great Divide (presenter)
 1925 Excuse Me (presenter)
 1924 The Dixie Handicap (presenter)
 1924 Greed (presenter)
 1924 The Wife of the Centaur (presenter)
 1924 So This Is Marriage? (presenter)
 1924 The Silent Accuser (presenter)
 1924 The Snob (presenter)
 1924 He Who Gets Slapped (presenter)
 1924 Married Flirts (presenter)
 1924 His Hour (presenter)
 1924 Red Lily (presenter)
 1924 Sinners in Silk (presenter)
 1924 Wine of Youth (presenter)
 1924 Tess of the D'Urbervilles (presenter)
 1924 Bread (presenter)
 1924 Why Men Leave Home (presenter)
 1924 Women Who Give (presenter)
 1923 The Eternal Struggle (presenter)
 1923 Strangers of the Night (presenter)
 1923 The Famous Mrs. Fair (presenter)
 1923 Hearts Aflame (presenter)
 1922 Rose o' the Sea (presenter)
 1922 One Clear Call (presenter)
 1922 The Woman He Married (presenter)
 1922 A Question of Honor (presenter)
 1922 The Song of Life (presenter)
 1921 Her Mad Bargain (presenter)
 1921 The Invisible Fear (presenter)
 1921 The Child Thou Gavest Me (presenter)
 1921 Sowing the Wind (presenter)
 1921 Habit (presenter)
 1920 Old Dad (presenter)
 1920 Harriet and the Piper (presenter)
 1920 The Woman in His House (presenter)
 1920 The Fighting Shepherdess (presenter)
 1919 The Bishop's Emeralds (presenter)
 1919 A Midnight Romance (presenter)
Show Show Producer (34 credits)
Show Show Production manager (1 credit)
Show Show Self (8 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (41 credits)
Edit

Personal Details

Publicity Listings:

7 Print Biographies | 14 Portrayals | 1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

Louis Mayer

Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
Edit

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

If a story makes me cry, I know it's good. See more »

Trivia:

Katharine Hepburn wrote in her autobiography, "L.B. Mayer was a shrewd man with enormous understanding of an artist. He was not stupid, not crude. He was a very sensible fellow, and extremely honest. In all my dealings with Mayer, I can say that he was the most honest person I ever dealt with in my life.". See more »

Nickname:

L.B. See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

Message Boards

Recent Posts
I see what you mean. manduhlikesgrapes
Discuss Louis B. Mayer on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page