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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 ...|
RATE AND COMMENT
Began career working for father
Worked at MGM as assistant story editor, assistant producer and associate producer
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
Married Irene Mayer, daughter of MGM head Louis B. Mayer
Appointed vice president of production, at RKO
Returned to MGM as vice president
Served as producer on "Dinner at Eight"
Produced "David Copperfield", "Anna Karenina" and "A Tale of Two Cities"
Joined in partnership with John Hay (Jock) Whitney to form Selznick International Pictures (S.I.P.)
Under S.I.P. banner, produced "A Star Is Born", "Nothing Sacred" and "The Prisoner of Zenda"
Brought Ingrid Bergman to Hollywood to star in remake of "Intermezzo"
Produced what is arguably his best-known film, "Gone With the Wind"; won Best Picture Academy Award
Picked up second Best Picture Oscar for "Rebecca", directed by Alfred Hitchcock
Liquidated S.I.P. and formed David O. Selznick Productions
Founded Vanguard Films Inc.
Produced "Since You Went Away", featuring future wife Jennifer Jones
Formed the distribution company, Selznick Releasing Organization
Produced "Duel in the Sun", starring Gregory Peck and Jennifer Jones
Second film with Jones as star, "Portrait of Jennie"
First European co-production, "The Third Man"
Debut as TV producer, the live special "Light's Diamond Jubilee", honoring the 60th anniversary of the invention of the electric light
Final feature as producer, the remake of "A Farewell to Arms" starring Jones and Rock Hudson
President, Selznick Company Inc.
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