Fred Quimby

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TV Producer
Date of Birth July 31, 1886
Place of Birth Minneapolis, Minnesota
Date of Death Sep 16, 1965 (79)
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Fred Quimby

Frederick Clinton Quimby was an American animation producer and journalist, best known for producing the Tom and Jerry cartoon series, for which he won seven Academy Awards for Best Animated Short Film. He was the film sales executive in charge of the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer cartoon studio, which included Tex Avery, as well as William Hanna and Joseph Barbera, the creators of Tom and Jerry.

Born: Frederick Clinton Quimby, July 31, 1886, Morton, Minnesota, US
Died: September 16, 1965, Santa Monica, California, US
Occupation: Animation producer
Years active: 1921–1955
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About Fred Quimby

Academy Award-winning producer of the popular Tom and Jerry animated shorts.

Before Fame

He worked as a journalist and managed a film theater in Montana. He previously worked for 20th Century Fox before being signed on to work with MGM.


He won seven Academy Awards for the Tom and Jerry series, even though he tended to not get along with the animation division.

Family Life

He retired from MGM in 1955 and resided in Santa Monica until his death.


He promoted the careers of such animation legends as William Hanna, Joseph Barbera, and Tex Avery while at MGM.

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