Albert Lewin was an American film director and screenwriter. He was raised in Newark, New Jersey, he taught English at the University of Missouri. During World War I, he served in the military and was afterwards appointed assistant national director of the American Jewish Relief Committee, he became a drama and film critic for the Jewish Tribune until the early 1920s, when he went to Hollywood to become a reader for Samuel Goldwyn. He worked as a script clerk for directors King Vidor and Victor Sjöström before becoming a screenwriter at MGM in 1924. Lewin was appointed head of the studio's script department and by the late 1920s was Irving Thalberg's personal assistant and closest associate. Nominally credited as an associate producer, he produced several of MGM's most important films of the 1930s. After Thalberg's death, he joined Paramount as a producer in 1937, where he remained until 1941. Notable producing credits during this period include True Confession, Spawn of the North, Zaza and So Ends Our Night.
In 1942, Lewin began to direct. He made six films, producing several himself; as a director and writer, he showed literary and cultural aspirations in the selection and treatment of his themes. In 1966, Lewin published The Unaltered Cat; as director: The Moon and Sixpence The Picture of Dorian Gray The Private Affairs of Bel Ami Pandora and the Flying Dutchman Saadia The Living Idol As screenwriter: The Fate of a Flirt Spring Fever Botticelli in Hollywood: The Films of Albert Lewin by Susan Felleman, ISBN 0-8057-1625-4 Albert Lewin on IMDb Albert Lewin at Allmovie
William T. Green was an African-American attorney and civil rights activist from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Born near Niagara Falls, Canada in May 1860, Green immigrated to the United States in 1884, within a couple of years, he became a leader of the African-American community in Milwaukee. Green attended St. Catherines Collegiate Institute. After moving to Wisconsin in 1887 and working as a janitor in the state capitol building, he became one of the first black graduates of the University of Wisconsin Law School in 1892, as of his death, he was the only black lawyer in Milwaukee and local African-American member of the Wisconsin Bar Association, he established himself with an office in the Birchard Block in Milwaukee in 1893. His legal work ranged to worker's compensation and constitutional issues. After one Owen Howell was denied permission to sit in the main level of the Bijou Opera House in Milwaukee, Green organized the Union League of Wisconsin and helped Howell file a lawsuit against the building's proprietor, Jacob Litt.
In Howell vs. Litt, Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice ruled. Green became the first black attorney that argued a case before the Wisconsin Supreme Court when representing Owen Howell; this lawsuit led to the creation of the state's Wisconsin Civil Rights Act of 1895. The Chapter 223 bill, which Green drafted, ended up becoming the foundation of modern civil rights legislation in the state of Wisconsin in April 13, 1895; the bill, entitled "An act to protect all citizens in their civil and legal rights", outlawed discrimination in saloons, inns and most other public locations. He was retained by the Afro-American League of Milwaukee to appear before the legislature against the Cady Bill, which sought to ban the marriage of negroes and whites, he debated the author of the bill, Frank A. Cady of Wood County. Green became an active member of the Republican Party, was elected as a delegate from Milwaukee to its conventions. While he was an acknowledged leader of black Republicans in Milwaukee, the state party never rewarded his loyalty with an endorsement for local elected offices such as district attorney or justice of the peace.
Green died December 3, 1911, is buried in Forest Home Cemetery