Herbert J. Yates

Herbert J. Yates
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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) was the founder and president of Republic Pictures. With his contract, he had launched the film careers of Western stars John Wayne, Gene Autry, and Roy Rogers. Between 1935 and 1959, under Yates' leadership, Republic has produced 956 feature films and 66 multi-chapter cliffhanger serials, some of which are today considered classics screened on television and later released on home video.

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