Amadee J. Van Beuren

Amedee J. Van Beuren (July 10, 1880 New York – November 12, 1938, Carmel, New York, age 58) was the producer of Frank Buck’s first three films, as well as many cartoons and short films. Amedee J. Van Beuren was born in New York, son of Alfred Vignot Van Beuren and Marietta Ferguson van Beuren. Alfred van Beuren was head of the Van Beuren advertising company, which became a part of the General Outdoor Advertising Company. Amedee was educated at public and private schools and a business college. He worked in the livery business, groceries, and then as a salesman. One of Amedee Van Beuren's earliest and most successful projects was a series of cartoons produced by his Van Beuren Studios, Aesop's Film Fables. Later movies included the Frank Buck features Bring 'Em Back Alive(1932), Wild Cargo (1934), and Fang and Claw (1935). Van Beuren Studios also issued more than two hundred animated shorts. Van Beuren was president of the Colorado Springs Theatre Corporation and the Kernab Corporation. He was a life member of the Society of The Friendly Sons of St. Patrick.


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