March 4, 1932
Who is Frank Wells? Bio and Background of Frank Wells
Frank Wells was born on March 4, 1932, in California. He was an American businessman and attorney. Wells attended Pomona College, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics. He later obtained a law degree from the University of California, Berkeley. Wells served in the United States Army as a paratrooper during the Korean War. After his military service, he worked as a lawyer in Los Angeles. In 1971, Wells joined Warner Bros. as vice president and chief financial officer. He played a key role in the success of films like "Superman" and "The Exorcist." In 1982, Wells became the president and chief operating officer of Warner Bros. He was known for his financial acumen and negotiation skills. Wells was also an avid mountaineer and climbed several major peaks, including Mount Everest. Tragically, on April 3, 1994, he died in a helicopter crash while returning from a ski trip in Nevada. His untimely death was a great loss to the business and mountaineering communities.