Fred Quimby

American film producer (1886-1965)

Frederick Clinton[1] "Fred" Quimby (July 31, 1886 – September 16, 1965) was an American cartoon producer. He was best known as producing Tom and Jerry cartoons, for which he won seven Academy Awards.

Fred Quimby
Frederick Clinton Quimby

(1886-07-31)July 31, 1886
DiedSeptember 16, 1965(1965-09-16) (aged 79)
Cause of deathHeart attack
OccupationAnimation producer
Years active1921–1955
SpouseSue Quimby (1923–1954) (her death)

He was the movie sales executive in charge of the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer cartoon studio, which included Tex Avery, as well as William Hanna and Joseph Barbera (creators of Tom and Jerry).

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  1. Susanin, Timothy S. (2011). Walt Before Mickey: Disney's Early Years, 1919–1928. Univ. Press of Mississippi. p. 290. ISBN 1604739606.

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