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A.C. Lyles dies at 95; producer and popular Paramount lot figure
A.C. Lyles dies at 95; producer and popular Paramount lot figure

A.C. Lyles' Paramount career began early in one century and ended well into the next. His unrivaled affiliation with the studio began in 1928 in his Florida hometown when a silent film he saw at a Paramount-owned theater inspired him to ask for a job. At age 10, he was hired to hand out fliers. As a movie-struck teenager, he bought a one-way ticket to Hollywood in the late 1930s, knocked on the studio's famous gates and was put to work in the mailroom. He became a studio publicist and by the late 1950s rose to producer. As the decades passed, Lyles became famous for his longevity at Paramount, marking 85 years at the studio in May. He eventually functioned as an unofficial...

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