Louis K. Sher

Active - 1969 - 1984  |   Died - Nov 25, 1998   |   Genres - Adult, Drama, Thriller, Music, Mystery

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The owner of the Guild Theater's chain of movie houses, Louis K. Sher played a major role in familiarizing mainstream American audiences with independent and foreign films. Sher also produced several low-budget independent features himself, beginning with The Stewardesses (1969). In addition to his movie work, Sher backed numerous Broadway shows, notably the Tony-winning musical Shenandoah. Before entering the entertainment industry, Sher attended Ohio State University and during WWII served in the U.S. Army, receiving the Bronze Star while on combat detail in China.

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