Charles Goldsmith dead at 90

Longtime MGM employee

Charles Goldsmith, a longtime employee at MGM, died Feb. 14 of heart failure at Good Samaritan Medical Center. He was 90.

Goldsmith began his career at MGM in 1931, as an assistant manager in Brazil.

During World War II, he took leave from MGM to work as chief of overseas distribution for information films with the U.S. Office of War Information Motion Picture Bureau.

He returned to MGM after the war, working as coordinator of activities in the British Empire. In 1952 he became the U.K. chairman and managing director of MGM Pictures and their associated theater company.

He was also a member of the British government’s Cinematography Films Council and a governor of the British Film Institute.

Goldsmith is survived by his wife, Lee, and by a son.

Family suggests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the American Cancer Society.

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