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A.C. Lyles, who was a studio ambassador at Paramount Pictures, died on Friday at age 95.
Lyles was also a producer and publicist and had started at Paramount more than 80 years ago, The Hollywood Reporter notes.
His first job for Paramount was to hand out fliers when he was 10 years old outside of a movie theater owned by the film company.
As a teenager he moved to Hollywood and began to work in the mailroom. After two years there, Lyles went to work in the publicity and advertising department. He would later become the supervisor for that department.
Lyles would later start to produce movies, starting with 1967's Short Cut to Hell by James Cagney. He mostly produced low-budget Westerns.
According to the Los Angeles Times, Lyles managed to continue working for Paramount for 85 years.
In 1998, Sherry Lansing, then chairman of Paramount's motion picture division, said, "His history in the movie business is certainly unique. There's nobody I met who doesn't love him, and there are very few people I've met who don't know him."
He told the Times, "Looking back on those giants of Hollywood [Adolph Zukor and Cecil B. DeMille], I know how fortunate I was to be sort of adopted by them."