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Also Known As: Died: March 2, 1992
Born: January 26, 1902 Cause of Death: congestive heart failure
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: Producer ...
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Grew up on Manhattan's Upper West Side
1921:
Found a job in Universal Pictures's export department in New York; became friends with Irving Thalberg, secretary to company boss Carl Laemmle
1923:
First film as assistant director (to Jack Conway) "Quicksand"
1923:
Joined the short-lived trade paper "Zit's"
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Worked as freelance journalist on several New York newspapers and magazines before becoming the managing editor and complete writing staff of the Broadway weekly, "New York Amusements" (date approximate)
1930:
Chance meeting with Irving Thalberg (now head of production at MGM) resulted in Marx's moving to Hollywood to become story editor for MGM where he supervised a group of writers that included William Faulkner, F Scott Fitzgerald and Moss Hart
1934:
First story made into film, "Student Tour"
1935:
First screenplay credit, "A Night at the Opera"
1936:
First credit as producer, "The Longest Night"
1937:
Left MGM for a year when the B-picture unit he headed was dissolved; joined Samuel Goldwyn (date approximate)
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Became story editor for Harry Cohn at Columbia
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Produced 13 films for MGM including "Lassie Come Home" (1943)
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Served as executive producer on Desilu series, "December Bride" and "Those Whiting Girls" (1955) during the early 1950s
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Produced several TV series, including four "General Electric Hours" shows, "Broken Arrow" (1956) and "Northwest Passage" during the 1950s
1957:
Hired by MGM as its first executive producer of TV on "The Thin Man" and "Northwest Passage"
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Began fulltime writing career during the 1970s
1992:
Served as consultant on TNT cable documentary, "M-G-M" When the Lions Roars", broadcast in March

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