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Arthur Jacobson; Filmmaker, Executive Started in Silent Era

October 16, 1993

Arthur Jacobson, 92, director and film industry executive for six decades. Beginning as a cameraman, Jacobson became an assistant director in the silent film era, frequently working with actress Clara Bow. Known for his ability to solve logistics problems, he assisted such directors as William Wellman and George Cukor and worked on such films as "A Farewell to Arms," "Miracle on 34th Street," "The Bridges of Toko-Ri" and "Camelot." He served as a talent executive at Paramount and assisted producers of several Academy Awards shows. Jacobson was active in the Directors Guild of America, and in 1991 the organization published his oral history of his years in Hollywood. On Oct. 7 in Los Angeles.

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