Arthur A. Jacobs 13 Feb. 1922 – 17 Jan. 2009
Veteran film salesman and movie/ television producer Art Jacobs succumbed to congestive heart failure after many years of ill health. He put up a gallant battle until his passing on January 17, 2009.
Jacobs attended prestigious schools such as Northeastern University and the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) where he studied Theatre Arts.
Jacobs was a well-accomplished man who spent years and years in the entertainment industry. He was part of many profession societies and organizations such as: the Academy of TV Arts & Sciences, Delta Kappa Alpha National Film Fraternity, Local 776 Motion Picture Film Editors, Motion Picture Industry Pioneers, Pacific Broadcast Pioneers, the Society of Motion Picture & TV Engineers, the UCLA Alumni Association and the Variety Club Ten #25. He also was a part of the Board of Directors of many Industry Associations such as: the Alliance of TV Producers, the Association of Motion Picture & TV Producers, the Director’s Guild-Producer’s Pension Plan, the Entertainment Industry Permanent Charities Committee, the Screen Actors Guild-Producer’s Pension Plan, and the Motion Picture Health & Welfare Plan.
A former World War II veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps, he served with distinction in the European Theater and was always proud to do anything his country asked of him.
One of his proudest moments during the war was helping to rescue the wounded from the Battle of the Bulge, flying them immediately to hospitals in the U.S. for treatment; he saved many lives. He was grateful to have been a small part of that special history. He always said, “I miss the peaceful days of WWII,“ and made everyone laugh.
Jacobs also owned and operated a theatrical film distributing company in the United States for several years as well as personally producing several motion pictures for theatrical release.
He leaves behind his adored wife of 58 years, Paula; devoted son, Brian; sister, Edith (Sig) Schiff; and brother, David (Shirley) Jacobs. He will also be missed by brother-in-law, Edward (Myrna) Ross. He will be fondly remembered by numerous nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews. He leaves behind many friends in, and fond memories of, the movie business that he loved.