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David O. Selznick

David O. Selznick

  • Manhattan Melodrama (1934) August 09 (ET) - Reminder REMINDER
  • Made for Each Other (1939) August 10 (ET) - Reminder REMINDER
  • Nothing Sacred (1937) August 10 (ET) - Reminder REMINDER
  • Half Naked Truth, The (1933) August 21 (ET) - Reminder REMINDER
  • Dinner At Eight (1933) August 21 (ET) - Reminder REMINDER
  • Third Man, The (1949) August 29 (ET) - Reminder REMINDER
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Also Known As: Died: June 22, 1965
Born: May 10, 1902 Cause of Death: acute coronary occlusion
Birth Place: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA Profession: Producer ...
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Began career working for father
1926:
Worked at MGM as assistant story editor, assistant producer and associate producer
1928:
Moved to Paramount as assistant to B.P. Schulberg; stayed until 1931, rising through the ranks to become an associate producer and later temporary production chief
1930:
Married Irene Mayer, daughter of MGM head Louis B. Mayer
1931:
Appointed vice president of production, at RKO
1933:
Returned to MGM as vice president
1933:
Served as producer on "Dinner at Eight"
1935:
Produced "David Copperfield", "Anna Karenina" and "A Tale of Two Cities"
1935:
Joined in partnership with John Hay (Jock) Whitney to form Selznick International Pictures (S.I.P.)
1937:
Under S.I.P. banner, produced "A Star Is Born", "Nothing Sacred" and "The Prisoner of Zenda"
1939:
Brought Ingrid Bergman to Hollywood to star in remake of "Intermezzo"
1939:
Produced what is arguably his best-known film, "Gone With the Wind"; won Best Picture Academy Award
1940:
Picked up second Best Picture Oscar for "Rebecca", directed by Alfred Hitchcock
1940:
Liquidated S.I.P. and formed David O. Selznick Productions
1942:
Founded Vanguard Films Inc.
1944:
Produced "Since You Went Away", featuring future wife Jennifer Jones
1946:
Formed the distribution company, Selznick Releasing Organization
1946:
Produced "Duel in the Sun", starring Gregory Peck and Jennifer Jones
1948:
Second film with Jones as star, "Portrait of Jennie"
1950:
First European co-production, "The Third Man"
1954:
Debut as TV producer, the live special "Light's Diamond Jubilee", honoring the 60th anniversary of the invention of the electric light
1957:
Final feature as producer, the remake of "A Farewell to Arms" starring Jones and Rock Hudson
1958:
President, Selznick Company Inc.

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