Arthur Loew Jr.; Producer, Grandson of MGM, Paramount Founders
Arthur Loew Jr., 69, producer whose grandfathers founded MGM Studios, Loew’s Theaters and Paramount Pictures. A native New Yorker, Loew spent his youth and later years in Arizona, where he served as chairman of the state’s Motion Picture & Television Advisory Board. In 1984, he was also chairman of the Advisory Board of the National Assn. of Film Commissioners. In his Hollywood era, Loew produced “The Affairs of Dobie Gillis” in 1953, which spawned the television series, and Paul Newman’s film “The Rack” in 1956. Once married to Tyrone Power’s widow, Deborah, Loew dated a string of actresses, including Natalie Wood. The Hollywood scion’s paternal grandfather, Marcus Loew, founded the family theater chain and MGM, while his maternal grandfather, Adolph Zukor, started Paramount. On Friday in Amado, Ariz., of cancer.