Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks & D.W. Griffith
The first of the big 4 to leave was D.W. Griffith around 1925, Douglas Fairbanks passed in 1939, Charlie Chaplin sold his 25% in 1955 for $1.1 million followed about a year later - Mary Pickford 25% she got 3 million.
United Artists is now a subsidiary company of MGM.
A German audience laughs at Charlie Chaplin’s imitation of Hitler in The Great Dictator. The film was shown to 400 Berliners by the American Military Government’s Information Control Division and thought they were going to be seeing the movie Kitty Foyle. August 14, 1946.