Milestones, Nov. 1, 1954

Died. Charles P. Skouras, 65, one of the last of the great cinemoguls, president of the Fox West Coast Theaters chain and of National Theaters, Inc. (totaling 650 theaters); of a heart ailment; in Los Angeles. Son of a Greek farmer, dynamic Charlie Skouras emigrated to the U.S. at 19, slaved as a bus boy in a St. Louis hotel until he had saved enough (in three years) to send for brother Spyros (now president of 20th Century-Fox) and brother George (now president of United Artists Theater Circuit). The brothers bought a nickelodeon in...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!