Frank Agrama, who had founded Harmony Gold and served as its chairman, passed away on Tuesday at the age of 93.
Agrama's career as an entertainment pioneer saw him start many production firms, including the Film Association of Rome, as Variety reported.
Later in life, Harmony Gold, which debuted television programs including "Shaka Zulu" and "Robotech," as just some of his accomplishments.
Due to his many career movements in the entertainment industry, Agrama is considered to be a pioneer in his field.
He started his career as an actor in Egypt when he was a boy and had his own television series. He was born on January 1, 1930.
Agrama first followed in his father's footsteps by earning a degree in medicine and surgery from the University of Cairo. At the time, Agrama's father served as the Surgeon General of Egypt.
Agrama had already completed his medical schooling by the time he became 23 years old.
Agrama gave up a successful career in medicine to pursue his lifelong interest in the production of entertainment. He attended UCLA to earn a bachelor's degree in theater arts.
After that, in 1964, he relocated back to the Middle East, where he would go on to play a crucial role in the foundation of the film industry in Lebanon.
After that, Agrama uprooted his family and traveled to Italy, where he established the cinematic production and distribution organization known as Film Association of Rome.
After spending the previous nine years in Italy, he returned back to the United States and switched his concentration in the entertainment industry from cinema to television. In 1983, he established the production firm Harmony Gold.
The development, purchase, and distribution of foreign television content were all areas in which Harmony Gold had a significant role.
The company's first year of business was spent on the production of "Shaka Zulu," which would go on to become one of the most successful first-run syndicated miniseries in the history of television.
Following this, the business moved on to establish "Robotech," a brand based on a 1985 anime series that is going to be adapted into a full-length live-action feature film by Sony Pictures, with Mark Canton and Gianni Nunnari serving as producers.
Agrama is survived by his wife; his son Olfet; his daughter Ahmed Agrama (and her husband Lena); his brothers Jehan Agrama (and his wife Dwora Fried) and Hani Agrama (and his wife Roberta); his sister Amina Ramzy; and his grandkids Maya, Natasha, Frankie, Anjoum Anissa, Tayo, and Marli. Agrama was predeceased in death by his wife.