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Producer, Albert Zugsmith, was born on Apr 24, 1910 in Atlantic City, NJ. Zugsmith died at the age of 83 on Oct 26, 1993 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles and was laid to rest in Forest Lawn (Hollywood Hills) Cemetery in Los Angeles, CA.



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Served as the first lawyer for "Superman" creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Schuster. They sough greater creative and financial control from National (DC) Comics in regards to licensing, general comic book profits and creative credit. Zugsmith's career then turned to film production. As it turned out, he wasn't able to get Siegel and Schuster what they wanted.

Outfoxed "Beat" authors Jack Kerouac ("On the Road") and John Clellon Holmes ("Go") to lay claim to the term "The Beat Generation". In the early 1950s Kerouac was disturbed that his friend Holmes managed to get his "Beat Generation" novel "Go" into print before his own was published ("Go", in which Kerouac is a main character, was published in 1952, while "On the Road" was not published until 1957). Kerouac was worried that Holmes was plagiarizing him, although Holmes was careful to credit Kerouac with creating the term "Beat" for their generation, and much of the material was common amongst them and other writers of their circle, such as Allen Ginsberg. Ironically, Zugsmith outfoxed Kerouac by copyrighting the term "The Beat Generation", which he used as the title of his egregious eponymous exploitation film (The Beat Generation (1959)), which was released by MGM in 1959. A year later the studio released a film of Kerouac's novel "The Subterraneans" (The Subterraneans (1960)), made by wit

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