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Bill GrahamBorn and raised in Los Angeles, Bill Graham was the only child of a German immigrant mother and a father, who was an Arkansas native and a Los Angeles firefighter.

Bill graduated from John Marshall High School in 1979 and in the 1980s, was the Political Director of Research for Glendale-based Republican Associates, which, at the time, was the chartered research arm of the Los Angeles County Republican Party.

In the 1990s, Bill served as a Membership Associate for the Glendale Chamber of Commerce. Glendale, a notably business-friendly city, boasts, among other things, no business tax and the distinction as California’s third largest financial center. With more than 200,000 residents, it is the third most populous city -- behind Los Angeles and Long Beach -- in Los Angeles County.

In 1999, Bill moved ten miles down the road to the world famous Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, where he sold memberships and specialized in retaining existing members.

Despite his close working relationship with Johnny Grant, the Honorary Mayor of Hollywood, Bill’s abject lack of talent and creativity prevented him from getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, although Grant once called Graham: "The Cecil B. DeMille of the Sunset Boulevard ribbon-cutting ceremony."

In 2004, Bill signed on with Globalist Films, motivated by the challenge to help bring important, independently-produced and non-partisan documentaries to a large and serious audience. Over the past several years, he has raised money for a number of causes and charities.

Bill lives in Burbank with his wife of 9 years, the former Kathy Lizarazo, the daughter of Colombian immigrants and a self-employed physical therapist.

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