Sam was the first Shubert in the theatrical business. At fifteen he obtained money from merchants in his hometown of Syracuse, NY, to buy the national tour of a popular show. He supervised the first big expansion of theatres and attractions opposed to Syndicate domination. He died in a train crash in 1905; his brothers Lee and J.J. carried on the family business and built it into a huge empire.
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