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Louis B. Mayer

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The Resume

    (July 4, 1885-October 29, 1957)
    Teamed with Sam Goldwyn and Marcus Loew to create Metro Goldwyn Mayer Studios (MGM) in the 30s and 40s
    Formed the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America, Inc.
    Founded the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
    Conceived the idea of the Oscars

Why he might be annoying:

    He was known to throw full-blown temper tantrums, complete with feet kicking and fist banging.
    He was divorced.
    In his will, he excluded his daughter Edith and her husband.
    He was lampooned by author/MGM writer Aldous Huxley in 'Ape and Essence,' in which Huxley's character Lou is purported to have denied Jesus Christ a pay raise.

Why he might not be annoying:

    His official date of birth was undetermined, so he chose July 4 as his birthday because he thought it helped his studio's reputation of being the 'All-American Dream Factory.'
    He was Massachusetts' most successful movie theater owner (1918).
    He was one of the 36 founders of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS).
    He was the highest paid American business executive throughout the 1930's.
    He owned one-time record money winning horse 'Busher.'
    He selected by Time Magazine as one of the 100 most important people of the 20th century.

Credit: Cosmic Princess


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Year In Review:

    For 2021, as of last week, Out of 1 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 11 Votes: 63.64% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 20 Votes: 10.0% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 7 Votes: 85.71% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 1 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 46 Votes: 76.09% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 8 Votes: 62.50% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 8 Votes: 37.50% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 21 Votes: 52.38% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 9 Votes: 55.56% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 13 Votes: 46.15% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 22 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 30 Votes: 76.67% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 30 Votes: 63.33% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 34 Votes: 55.88% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 91 Votes: 65.93% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 109 Votes: 64.22% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 217 Votes: 60.37% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 256 Votes: 67.58% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 505 Votes: 61.78% Annoying
    In 2002, Out of 1340 Votes: 64.93% Annoying