Krim, Arthur B., 1910-1994


Krim, Arthur B., 1910-1994


Bio: Arthur B. Krim (b. April 4, 1910, New York City-d. September 21, 1994, New York City), American entertainment lawyer, the former finance chairman for the U.S. Democratic Party, an adviser to President Lyndon Johnson. He was the chairman of Eagle-Lion Films from 1946 to 1949, then United Artists from 1951 to 1978, and then Orion Pictures from 1978 to 1992. He was also a partner at the firm of Phillips Nizer Benjamin Krim & Ballon. He received his B.A. from Columbia University in 1930, and graduated from Columbia Law School two years later. He was married to Mathilde Krim.


L-R: Lady Bird Johnson, Arthur Krim, Mathilde Krim, Daphna Krim, President Lyndon B. Johnson. Party at the Krim Residence, New York City, 10/27/1968. Photo # b2242-11 by Frank Wolfe. White House Photo Office collection, LBJ Presidential Library, public domain.


LBJ Connection: Friend and Special Consultant to the President, 1968-1969; Chairman, President's Club, for Presidents Kennedy and Johnson