Fred Quimby

Active - 1938 - 1957  |   Born - Jul 31, 1886   |   Died - Sep 16, 1965   |   Genres - Comedy, Children's/Family, Musical

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Biography by Sandra Brennan

Producer Fred Quimby is best remembered for developing and producing the Tom and Jerry series of cartoons at MGM. Before that he had owned a movie theater and worked as an executive for Pathé. He later worked for MGM and created and headed their short-feature department from 1926 until 1956, when he retired. During his tenure, Quimby's animated films were awarded eight Oscars.

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