Jack White

Jack White
Film: South side of the 6300 block of Hollywood Boulevard
Director | Producer
Born March 2, 1897 in Budapest, Hungary
Died April 10, 1984 in North Hollywood, CA

Jack White was a producer of musical comedies by the time he was 25. Raised in Los Angeles, he began his career as an office boy at the age of 14 at the Mack Sennett studio and went through every department in film-making, ending up as a director.

In 1927, he married longtime flame actress Pauline Starke — the two had met eight years earlier at a Hollywood party when she was an extra and he was just starting out as a dircetor. They later divorced and Starke alleged that she was coerced and intimidated in the making of a property settlement before their divorce — a charge White denied.

In later years, White used the pseudonym Preston Black.

White's brother Jules was famous for his work as a director and producer, particularly with the Three Stooges.

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