Herbert J. Yates

Herbert J. Yates
Herbert John Yates

(1880-08-24)August 24, 1880
DiedFebruary 3, 1966(1966-02-03) (aged 85)
  • Film production company founder
  • Studio executive
  • Film Producer
Known forRepublic Pictures
Notable workAmerican Tobacco Company

Herbert John Yates (August 24, 1880 – February 3, 1966), a Hollywood mini-mogul, was the founder and President of Republic Pictures. With his contract, he had launched the film careers of such Western stars as Roy Rogers, Gene Autry, and John Wayne. Between 1935 and 1959, under the supervising leadership of Yates, Republic has produced 956 feature films and 66 multi-chapter cliffhanger serials, some of which are today considered classics, later broadcast on television and then released on home video.

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