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William Fox
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    (January 1, 1879-May 8, 1952)
    Founded Fox Film Corporation (1915 - currently Fox 2000)
    Owned a chain of Fox Theaters
    First to make newsreels
    First to import foreign features (Sunrise - 1927)
    Pioneered the use of wide screen cinema
    A year after Fox studios merged with 20th Century, he served six months in a Pennsylvania prison for bribing a judge during the liquidation of his holdings in bankruptcy claims (1936).
    He was a grammar school drop out.
    He was a multi-millionaire in the 1920's and bankrupt in the late 1930's.
    He was harassed by Thomas Edison's thugs, including threats to dynamite the Fox offices, if he didn't purchase and use Edison's patented equipment.
    He defeated the Edison Trust Company in court, destroying Thomas Edison's monopoly on movie equipment.
    He was the first producer to nurture his actors and turn them into celebrities.
    For 2019, as of last week, Out of 2 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 11 Votes: 54.55% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 3 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 9 Votes: 88.89% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 9 Votes: 55.56% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 18 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 14 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 17 Votes: 47.06% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 9 Votes: 44.44% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 25 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 27 Votes: 59.26% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 36 Votes: 58.33% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 62 Votes: 58.06% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 123 Votes: 54.47% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 170 Votes: 46.47% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 231 Votes: 46.75% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 551 Votes: 43.19% Annoying
    In 2002, Out of 1540 Votes: 50.13% Annoying
    In 2001, Out of 4013 Votes: 39.65% Annoying
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