HAL B. WALLIS
Hal B. Wallis
Hal B. Wallis was born Harold Brent Wallis in Chicago, Illinois, in 1899.
He moved to Los Angeles in his early 20s and got a job managing a theater for Warner Bros. Studio head Jack L. Warner was impressed with his marketing skills and brought him into the publicity department. In 1928, Wallis was promoted to the production department. By 1933, he was running production for Warner Bros.
He was credited with producing over 140 feature films during a career that lasted 45 years. His last picture was released in 1975.
As a producer, Wallis was nominated for three Best Picture Academy Awards:
Wallis died in Rancho Mirage, California, in 1986, at the age of 87.