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  • Sol C. Siegel was an American reporter and film producer. Sol C. Siegel was born on March 30, 1903 in New York City. In the early 1930s Siegel was sales manager of the Brunswick-Columbia record label. In 1934 he began his Hollywood career by assisting his brother, Moe Siegel, with the merger of four production studios into Republic Pictures. He stayed on at Republic as an executive producer, working with Gene Autry and John Wayne. In 1940 Siegel joined Paramount Pictures to produce feature films. In 1946 he moved to 20th Century Fox. Two of the films he produced there, A Letter to Three Wives and Three Coins in the Fountain, were nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture. He also produced The Iron Curtain and later the Marilyn Monroe musical Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, as well as the star-studded High Society starring Frank Sinatra, Grace Kelly, Bing Crosby, and Louis Armstrong. In 1956 Siegel joined Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Siegel was vice president in charge of production from 1958 to 1962. During that time MGM produced the major Cinerama epic How the West Was Won. In the early 1960s Siegel left MGM and began working as an independent producer. He ran his own production company from 1964-67. Siegel died of a heart attack in Los Angeles on 29 December 1982, aged 79. Wikipedia

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