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Sime Silverman

newspaper publisher
Born: 1873
Birthplace: Cortland, N.Y

With nearly a decade under his belt in the newspaper business (New York Morning Telegraph, 1896–1905), he established a weekly magazine devoted exclusively to show business content. Variety was an instant hit, and soon became the icon of entertainment media, recognized for its authority on business issues and its trend-setting style and vernacular. He continued to serve as editor and publisher, launching a Hollywood edition of the paper shortly before his death.

Died: 1933

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