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S.L. Rothafel Poster

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Born in Stillwater, Minnesota, USA
Died in New York City, New York, USA
Birth NameSamuel Lionel Rothapfel
Nickname Roxy

Mini Bio (1)

S.L. Rothafel was born on July 9, 1882 in Stillwater, Minnesota, USA as Samuel Lionel Rothapfel. He is known for his work on Flying with the Marines (1918), Under Four Flags (1918) and Mother Knows Best (1928). He died on January 13, 1936 in New York City, New York, USA.

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Children: Arthur and Bettina
Legendary showman and theater magnate, he was managing director of two of New York City's legendary entertainment palaces, the Roxy Theater (demolished) and perhaps his most enduring achievement, the Radio City Music Hall, where his elaborate office is still referred to as the Roxy Suite.
The last ever Roxy theatre, the RKO Roxy, to have been opened by him in New York City was at 49th Street and Sixth Avenue. Its longevity was from 1932 - 1956 and has vanished without trace.
Was married to Rosa Freedman. Their great-granddaughter is actress Amanda Peet.

Personal Quotes (1)

["Etude", 1927] I wanted to live my life so that it would be of as much value to as many of my fellow men as possible. The moving pictures struck my imagination very forcefully. I saw in them something which would relieve the tension of the American businessman.

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