LOUIS B. MAYER
This iconic film producer and impresario was born in 1884 in the Russian empire but spent his childhood and teenage years in Saint John, New Brunswick. After heading south in search of a career in show business, Mayer found financial and critical success as a film producer. He helped turn Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer into the most powerful and influential movie studio of the golden age of Hollywood. Mayer died in 1957.