Charles Bluhdorn
Charles Bluhdorn
Biographical Information
Born September 20, 1926
Vienna, Austria
Died February 20, 1983

Charles Blühdorn was a Vienna Austrian-born American industrialist and owner of Gulf+Western, a conglomerate that bought Paramount Pictures in 1966.


As president of Paramount Pictures, Bluhdorn oversaw the production of The Godfather and The Godfather Part II. Charles Blühdorn felt strongly about developing the Dominican Republic as a movie-making site and as a result of his connections with the Dominican government the Cuba scenes in Part II where shot there. The Godfather Part III is dedicated to his memory.

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