The “Yellowstone” star posted a cute photo of himself at a young age, grinning, next to his smiling mother. “Happy Mother’s Day momma! @casss.warner to many more years together on this planet,” Hauser wrote.
‘Yellowstone’ Star’s Mother Grew Up in Hollywood
Hauser’s mother’s Instagram page shows a radiant redhead with a penchant for travel. But according to IMDb, Cass Warner is a Hollywood girl through and through. She used to tag along with her father, writer and producer Milton Sperling, to the Warner Brothers lot every Saturday.
It was on those trips that Warner’s love of filmmaking took root. She would go on to study acting under Milton Katselas and screenwriting under Howard Koch of “Casablanca” (as well as her dad). And she later founded her own production company, Warner Sisters Productions.
She is also an avid chronicler of her own family, having written a book, “The Brothers Warner,” and written, directed and produced a feature documentary of the same title. She also served as consulting producer on the Warner Bros. five-part series “You Must Remember This: The Warner Bros. Story.”
More recently, Warner has been writing, directing and hosting “Conversations With Cass,” her one-on-one chats with well-known actors and media personalities. And she is also producing a feature film about her family.
‘The Brothers Warner’ Details Jack Warner’s Autocratic Ways
Warner is the granddaughter of Harry Warner, one of four Warner brothers. That makes “Yellowstone” star Hauser the great-grandson of Hollywood royalty. But Jack Warner was perhaps the most famous of the bunch for his autocratic and sometimes underhanded ways.
“Jack wrote a book after [the other brothers were] gone, and just sort of made up things that suited his fancy,” Warner told SFGate in 2010. “He didn’t get the facts straight. Which is one of the reasons I wrote my book, which came out in 1993.”
Warner used home movies, photos and interviews with Hollywood heavyweights to correct the record. And over the course of the project, she came to forgive Jack for his transgressions against his brothers, including her grandfather.
“When people say, ‘God, how do you handle the fact that Jack betrayed your grandfather like that?’ I always say, ‘Excuse me, can anybody in this audience raise their hand and let me know if they’ve had any family conflicts like this?’” Warner told SFGate. “My father said that if, at the time, there had been titles like CEO and president, Harry should have been the CEO and Jack should have been the president.”
In any conflict, Warner added, “there’s always someone behind the scenes whispering black propaganda about the other person… and fueling the fire.”
The Warner brothers’ battles may have been epic in Hollywood’s eyes, but like any good story, they really boil down to universal themes that everyone can relate to. And that principle applies to “Yellowstone,” too.